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Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women

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"Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women" by Elizabeth Blackwell is a groundbreaking and inspiring account of the challenges and triumphs faced by the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Blackwell's determination and perseverance in the face of blatant sexism and discrimination are truly awe-inspiring.

Through her detailed recounting of her journey to become a doctor, Blackwell sheds light on the deep-seated biases and barriers that women in the medical field have faced throughout history. Her courage in breaking down these barriers paved the way for countless other women to follow in her footsteps and pursue careers in medicine.

Blackwell's writing is thoughtful and insightful, offering both a personal perspective on her own experiences and a broader analysis of the societal attitudes that have contributed to the exclusion of women from the medical profession. Her advocacy for gender equality in medicine is as relevant today as it was in the 19th century, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of women in medicine.

Overall, "Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women" is a powerful testament to the importance of perseverance, courage, and the fight for equality. Elizabeth Blackwell's legacy continues to inspire and empower women in the medical field and beyond.

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A fascinating account of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. She writes of her struggles in being accepted to a medical school . She details her experiences while in the process of obtaining her degree, and her work both with patients and administratively, helping to found medical schools and hospitals for women. Summary by Phyllis Vincelli

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