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Elizabeth Blackwell by MP


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Elizabeth Blackwell by MP

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