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January 23, 1849

“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled” Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva becoming the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.

Elizabeth Blackwell was a British-born physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She graduated first in her class.

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(Original Caption) Head and shoulders portrait of Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman (in 1849), to receive a medical degree in the U.S. Undated photograph.

 

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