Elizabeth Blackwell

1821 - 1910

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 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. Blackwell played an important role in both the United States and the United Kingdom as a social awareness and moral reformer, and pioneered in promoting education for women in medicine. Her contributions remain celebrated with the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, awarded annually to a woman who has made significant contribution to the promotion of women in medicine.Blackwell was initially uninterested in a career in medicine especially after her schoolteacher brought in a bull's eye to use as a teaching tool. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Blackwell has received more than 1,316,144 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 149th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 148 out of 438Before her are Alan Hodgkin, George Whipple, Hans Sloane, Charles Brenton Huggins, Ibn Zuhr, and Louis Ignarro. After her are Albert of Riga, Bernard Kouchner, Guy de Chauliac, Tasuku Honjo, Kitasato Shibasaburō, and Pietro Andrea Mattioli.

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Among people born in 1821, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 14Before her are Richard Francis Burton, Lola Montez, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Auguste Mariette, Pauline Viardot, and Arthur Cayley. After her are Nikolay Nekrasov, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Sebastian Kneipp, Heinrich Barth, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, and Anita Garibaldi. Among people deceased in 1910, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 25Before her are Huo Yuanjia, William Holman Hunt, Pauline Viardot, Carl Reinecke, An Jung-geun, and Jules Renard. After her are Jean Moréas, Karl Lueger, Mikhail Vrubel, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Albert Anker, and William Huggins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 752 out of 5,347Before her are Amy Winehouse (1983), Edmund Cartwright (1743), James Paul Moody (1887), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Tom Simpson (1937), and John Frederic Daniell (1790). After her are Olave Baden-Powell (1889), William Bligh (1754), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), Jane Seymour (1951), and Edgar F. Codd (1923).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 11Before her are Joseph Lister (1827), John Langdon Down (1828), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), and Hans Sloane (1660). After her are John Snow (1813), James Black (1924), Frederick Griffith (1879), Engelbert Kaempfer (1651), Mungo Park (1771), and Henry Gray (1827).