The Doctors Blackwell

How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

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“Deftly, with a keen eye, Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor.”—Stacy Schiff

The world recoiled at the notion of a...

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“’I wish some skillful pen would produce an interesting old maid’s life,’ sighed 17-year-old Elizabeth Blackwell in 1838, at a time when that idea was as much a contradiction in terms as "female...

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