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Women of the Hall

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1826 - Death: 1910
Born In: , England
Died In: Maine, United States of America
Achievements: Science
Educated In: Ohio
Schools Attended: Medical College of Cincinnati, Rush Medical College, Western Reserve University (Case Western Reserve University)
Worked In: Kentucky, Ohio, New York

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Emily Blackwell

Emily Blackwell directed the New York Infirmary for Women and Children and the Women's Medical College, providing rare advanced training for pioneering women physicians and medical services for women, by women. Sister of Elizabeth Blackwell, America's first woman physician, Emily Blackwell also became a physician and collaborated with her sister to expand the New York Infirmary to include a medical college for women. Emily was a brilliant organizer and manager, and for more than 30 years served as the institution's dean and professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Her high standards made the college probably the finest of its time for educating women in medicine. In the years before women were routinely admitted to medical schools with men, 364 women physicians were well-prepared for medical practice because of Blackwell's management and medical skills, and challenged by her inspiring example.
Additional Sources:

Journals 1850-1866 in: Blackwell Family papers, 1784-1944, and Addition 1832-1942, ca. 100 items / 2 boxes. Radcliffe College, The Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Papers 1835-1933, 10 boxes and 1 package. Blackwell Family Papers. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. Washington D.C.

Letters of Elizabeth Blackwell 1850-1884, 152 items. Columbia University, University Libraries, Butler Library. New York, New York. NOTES: Includes 3 letters from Emily Blackwell.