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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
Janice Nimura,

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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Book)
Title: The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
Author: Janice Nimura
Abstract: The world recoiled at the notion of a woman doctor, yet Elizabeth Blackwell persisted―in 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an MD. Her achievement made her an icon―“I am convinced that a new & nobler era is dawning, for Medicine,” she wrote―but her sister Emily, eternally eclipsed, was the more brilliant physician. Together they founded the first hospital staffed entirely by women, in New York City. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women’s rights―or with each other. “Doubt is disease,” Elizabeth insisted. They prevailed against fierce resistance from the male establishment, moving among Britain, France, and America during a tumultuous time of scientific discovery and civil war. This major new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility. As Elizabeth predicted, “a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now.”
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.janicenimura.com/doctors-blackwell/
Access Model: Yes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No

The Way Americans Remember the Blackwell Sisters Shortchanges Their Legacy (Article)
Title: The Way Americans Remember the Blackwell Sisters Shortchanges Their Legacy
Author: Janice P. Nimura
Abstract: Heroines—far more than heroes—are often supposed to look and feel a certain way, and photographs of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell are often misidentified. The Blackwell sisters may not conform to our prevailing image of heroine, but their impact has nothing to do with how they looked.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/way-americans-remember-blackwell-sisters-shortchanges-their-incredible-legacy-180976672/
Format: Magazine
Publisher: Smithsonian Magazine

Miss Blackwell Goes to Medical School (Article)
Title: Miss Blackwell Goes to Medical School
Author: Janice P. Nimura
Abstract: An excerpt from The Doctors Blackwell
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.neh.gov/article/miss-blackwell-goes-medical-school
Primary URL Description: Humanities Magazine
Access Model: open access
Format: Magazine
Periodical Title: Humanities Magazine
Publisher: National Endowment for the Humanities


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