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  • Shana Mattheis

    Elizabeth Blackwell - the first American woman awarded a medical degree & later founded a women's medical college.

  • Jen Jiveg

    PP: "Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by 19+ medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated on January 23, 1849 to become the first female doctor in history." Pinning this again because... Women were getting medical degrees in Salerno in the 11th century...this would be the first medical degree in *US* history...

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