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Sound Body #2120: The Blackwell Sisters, 05/14/21

May 10, 2021

The Blackwell sisters were the first (Elizabeth) and third (Emily) female doctors to practice medicine in the United States. Rejected by more than a dozen medical schools, Elizabeth was accepted at Geneva Medical College in New York state only as the result of a prank. The sisters went on to help establish the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children in 1857.