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    • By, Molly Parks
      Elizabeth Blackwell
      • Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England on February 3, 1821.
      • She had eight brothers and sisters who she liked to play with.
      • Her family moved to America when Elizabeth was 11 years old.
      • First they lived in New York City and then they moved to Cincinnati.
      Birth/Early life
      • Her father died three months after they moved to Cincinnati. Then the Blackwell Family was very poor.
      • When Elizabeth was a little older, her friend Mary was very sick. Elizabeth visited her to check on her. Mary asked Elizabeth to become a doctor.
      Birth/Early life
      • Elizabeth loved to learn. Before he died, her father hired good teachers for his children.
      • Elizabeth decided she wanted to go to medical school.
      • After being rejected from 29 medical schools, she got accepted to Geneva Medical College in Geneva, NY.
      • In 1849 she graduated from medical school. She was the first woman doctor ever!
      Education
      • When Elizabeth was older, she adopted a girl named Kitty.
      • Dr. Blackwell opened a hospital for poor women and children in New York City in 1857.
      • She also opened a medical school for women in 1868.
      • She died on May 31, 1910.
      She died in her home of natural
      causes. She was 89 years old.
      Adult life/career
      • Elizabeth became the first woman doctor.
      • She also started the National Health Society in 1871. It helped people learn how to stay healthy.
      • Dr. Blackwell also started the idea of good hand washing and hygiene in hospitals.
      accomplishments
      • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was a role model for other women who wanted to become doctors.
      • She made hospitals around the world safer because of her ideas about cleanliness and hand washing.
      Impact on the world