An Rong Xu for The New York Times

Elizabeth Blackwell
February 3, 1821- May 31, 1910

Physician and Public Health Reformer
Blackwell was the first woman in America to receive a medical degree and the founder of the first female-run hospital in 1857.

The New York Infirmary for Women and Children was located at 58 Crosby Street at Bleecker Street.

Narrated by Dr. Monica Prasad Hayes

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