The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician

The Excellent Doctor Blackwell The Life of the First Woman Physician On January Punch responded to an event that took place in upstate New York with a rhyme about excellent Miss Blackwell On that day Elizabeth Blackwell became the first modern woman to earn a

  • Title: The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician
  • Author: Julia Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780750941402
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On 25 January 1849, Punch responded to an event that took place in upstate New York with a rhyme about excellent Miss Blackwell On that day, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first modern woman to earn a degree from a recognised medical college For an immigrant Englishwoman with neither money nor connections this was no mean achievement But Elizabeth was a determined woOn 25 January 1849, Punch responded to an event that took place in upstate New York with a rhyme about excellent Miss Blackwell On that day, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first modern woman to earn a degree from a recognised medical college For an immigrant Englishwoman with neither money nor connections this was no mean achievement But Elizabeth was a determined woman, who did not flinch from difficult issues As a doctress , she addressed taboo subjects such as venereal disease, prostitution and masturbation Deciding early on not to get married, she still sought a family and in 1854 adopted an orphan Yet, despite her own achievements and close friendships with many of the leaders of the Suffragist movement, she discouraged her own daughter s ambitions Conversely, her friendship with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, inspired Anderson to become England s first woman doctor With friends such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Kingsley, George Eliot and an argumentative relationship with Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell was one of the foremost women of her time controversial and pioneering woman doctor whose vision and sheer guts in the face of enormous odds changed social history.

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    1. An admirable work about an admirable woman.In her attempt to show the world that women can do as well as men, Elizabeth Blackwell became the world’s first female doctor and thus opened the path for future generations.It’s a remarkable tale of someone who was clearly difficult and obstinate, but shows how a determined girl can get what she wants if she sticks at it.It also paints a very good portrait of the precarious fortunes of the middle classes in the late 1800’s. The story of the strug [...]


    2. There is a reason you probably have never heard of Elizabeth Blackwell. She spent over half her life in England and died there. She spurned the suffragist movement, despite having other family members involved. She lost out on being in charge of the Civil War female nursing staff to the better politically connected Dorothea Dix. She alienated most of her female medical peers, including Florence Nightingale, the first British female physician - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and her own physician sis [...]


    3. I went from admiring the woman to loathing her, to admiring her, depending on which part of the book I was reading. Pioneer in becoming the first woman to graduate medical school - admired. Pioneer in the importance of sanitation, fresh air, exercise - admired. Consistently wrong on so many other things - oh no, Elizabeth! NO! She was so scattered and wrong that she could not make the impacts that she might have made. In some ways she was SO NASTY! Her moral code was so strict and wrong that it [...]


    4. Meticulously researched and full of interesting anecdotes, this book is both scholarly and very readable. Inspired by the simple event of a female patient wanting to be seen by a female doctor, Dr. Blackwell's story of professional emancipation is no less relevant today as women continue to seek equality in the workplace. The book covers all sorts of other historical topics like slavery and deportation and provides insights into nineteenth century society on both sides of the Atlantic. An enjoya [...]


    5. This is a fascinating biography of the first female doctor, a woman I'd never heard of before, but whose story deserves to be better known. Julia Boyd is a wonderful writer.



    6. Life and Times of Elizabeth BlackwellThis book presents information that has not been read or heard by the general public. I found the book easy to read,understand the topic.


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