Blackwell Elizabeth

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, Elizabeth 1821-1910.
British-born American physician who was the first woman to earn an MD from an American medical school (1849). With her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), she founded (1857) an infirmary for women and children in New York City and later (1868) a women's medical college at the infirmary.
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