|Location:||College of Medicine Auditorium|
New Clerkship Faculty
|Event Sponsor:||Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences|
The Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to celebrate Women in Medicine Month through the historical portrayal of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
A Lady Alone Elizabeth Blackwell: First American Woman Doctor is a play written by N. Lynn Eckhert, M.D., a Harvard playwright.
The actress Linda Gray Kelley will preform.
After being rejected by all the leading medical schools, Miss Blackwell was accepted by Geneva Medical College where she graduated first in her class in 1849, becoming the first woman doctor to graduate from medical school in the United Statees and the first woman doctor of medicine in the modern era.
In addition to starting medical schools for women, she was a social activist working to make the lives of women and children better. Besides the obvious challenges she faced, she lost an eye and had to let go of her dream of becoming the first woman surgeon. Her story is fast-moving, riveting and full of inspiration.
|Topic Area:||Women in Medicine Month|
|Contact Name:||Amelia Jones|