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Janice P. Nimura, "The Doctors Blackwell"

Join the Heberden Society as author Janice Nimura launches a major new biography celebrating two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility: Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell.

In 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to receive an MD. She and her sister Emily founded the first hospital in New York City staffed entirely by women, which evolved into today's NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. The sisters also created the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, which was devoted entirely to the medical education of women and was eventually absorbed into what is today known as Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Co-sponsored with the New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health. Registration for this Zoom lecture is required at

Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Janice Nimura

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