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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
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Born: February 3, 1821

Birthplace: Bristol, England

Father: Samuel Blackwell 1790 – 1838
(Buried: St. Giles Churchyard, Matlock, England)​

Mother: Hannah Lane – 1838
(Buried: St. Giles Churchyard, Matlock, England)​

Husband: None

Adopted Children:

Katherine “Kitty” Barry 1848 – 1936​

Occupation before College:

Teacher at Cincinnati English and French Academy​
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1844: Teacher in Henderson, Kentucky​
Music Teacher at Academy in Asheville, North Carolina​
Teacher at Boarding House in Charleston, South Carolina​

Education:

1849: Graduated from Hobart College Medical School​
Attended La Maternite “lying – in” hospital in England​
1850: Attended St. Bartholomew Hospital attending lectures​

Occupation:

1849: Lost sight in left eye treating an infant with Ophthalmia neonatorum​
Medical Doctor in New York City, New York​
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1852: Lecturer in New York​
1853: Established Small dispensary near Tompkins Square​
1857: Founded New York infirmary for Women & Children​
1859: First female to have name entered on General Council’s medical register​

Civil War Career:

Strong Supporter of Abolition and Union Movement​
Organizer of Woman’s Central Relief Association​
Helped to train nurses for the Union relief​

Occupation after War:

1871: Co-Founder of National Health Society​
1874: Established Women’s Medical School of London​
1874 – 1877: Lecturer in midwifery Women’s Medical School​
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1880 – 1895: Involved in Reform Movements​
1895: Published her autobiography Pioneer Work in opening the Medical Profession to Women
1907 – 1910: Suffered from Complete mental and physical disability due from falling down a flight of stairs​

Died: May 31, 1910

Place of Death: Hastings, England

Age at time of Death: 89 years old

Burial Place: Kilmun Parish Church & Cemetery, Kilmun, England

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