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Elizabeth Walker: The First Woman Doctor

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
Page count: 5


Richard L.

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 46, Num 6, March 2019

Story Summary

Luckily for Elizabeth Blackwell, she had grown up with a father that educated his daughters to the same standards as his sons. Later, encouraged by a dying friend's exhortation that she would have had less pain and embarrassment if she were cared for by a woman doctor, Elizabeth became the first woman to apply to medical school and graduating in 1849 at the top of her class.