Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes

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Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was a British physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, and the first woman on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom. She immigrated to the US in her twenties and worked as a teacher to pay for her medical education. She eventually graduated from Geneva Medical College in New York in 1849.

Famous Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes

Methods and conclusions formed by half the race only, must necessarily require revision as the other half of humanity rises into conscious responsibility.
“Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“When life follows the course of our desires, it is easy to be swept along without thought.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“It is not easy to be a pioneer but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one- but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell
“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell