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Elizabeth Blackwell
Date Issued: 1974-01-23
Postage Value: 18 cents

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women to obtain a medical degree from a U.S. medical school. She graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1849. Facing prejudice when she sought a position with a hospital, in 1857 she opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. In 1869 she returned to England, her birthplace, where she helped found the London School of Medicine for Women.

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