Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was born in England, but later moved to the United States. She became the first female in the United States to receive a medical degree, and the first female physician in the US. She also started a medical school for women. To find out more about Elizabeth Blackwell, click HERE.
Eliabeth Blackwell Quotes
- For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
- It is well worth the efforts of a life-time to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil . . . which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist . . .
- Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
- I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
- Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.