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dc.contributor.advisorTownsend, Lucy, 1944-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeprin, Janeane G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T17:00:41Z
dc.date.available2016-02-12T17:00:41Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15377
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [62]-63)en_US
dc.description.abstractIn January 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from an American medical school. This was the first of her many accomplishments, and it was the stepping stone to her future success. In addition to being a practicing physician, Blackwell opened a hospital for women and children in New York, opened the first medical college for women in the United States, became the first woman listed in the British Medical Resister, helped found the British National Health Society, taught gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Women, and wrote and lectured widely on social and medical issues. This thesis is an investigation of Elizabeth Blackwell's early life to determine what factors contributed to her success in earning a degree in medicine. It argues that her character traits, the dynamics of her family and the times in which she lived were all essential ingredients to her becoming a medical doctor. Of these, perhaps the most important were several powerful character traits formed in her childhood. She was extremely determined. She had the ability to control her emotions, and her deeply held religious and moral convictions gave her strength to overcome huge obstacles.en_US
dc.format.extent4, 63 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBlackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910en_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical colleges--United States--Admission--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen physicians--United States--Biographyen_US
dc.titleThe young Elizabeth Blackwell : why she became the first woman to graduate from an American medical schoolen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Leadership and Educational Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. Ed. (Master of Education)en_US


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