Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

Book - 2013
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An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805090482
Branch Call Number: X921 BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Priceman, Marjorie - Illustrator


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DBRL_ChrissJ Mar 11, 2021

I think I like this book because Elizabeth reminds me so much of my sister. Like Elizabeth she can't stand being sick or anyone waiting on her. If anyone tells her she can't do anything, that's when my sister has decided it's her next mission in life and beware anyone who stands in her way.

JCLSarahZ Jan 30, 2021

A true account of the first female doctor who opened the first female hospital and the first female medical school.

Apr 14, 2019

My 7 year old daughter was greatly inspired reading this.

Jan 15, 2018

Great book with beautiful illustrations about a true SHERO!

forbesrachel Mar 26, 2015

At one time the thought of a female doctor was ridiculed, now it is not, this is the tale of one of those pioneering women that took the first step. Elizabeth Blackwell was considered an eccentric girl for the 1800's, she was curious, bold, and unafraid to tussle with the boys. When she decided to become a doctor many laughed. She sent out letter after letter, persevering after each rejection until a college in New York accepted her. Even there she was persecuted for being a woman, but she overcame these obstacles too; she not only graduated, but she had the highest marks in the class! The narrative ends on the triumphant note of her becoming America's first female doctor, then continues to give more information in the author's note in the back. While becoming a doctor was in itself an important accomplishment, her contributions go yet further. Aside from treating and teaching many, she opened the way for more women by creating medical schools for women. Vibrant brush strokes paint this story with both elegance and boldness. No one could stop this women, and no one should be able to step them now. Inspiring and educational.

Jan 11, 2014

A GREAT biography about America's 1st female doctor, written for children!


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