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Elizabeth Blackwell

1821 - 1910

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Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was a British and American physician, notable as the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, and the first woman on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom. Blackwell played an important role in both the United States and the United Kingdom as a social reformer, and was a pioneer in promoting education for women in medicine. Her contributions remain celebrated with the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, awarded annually to a woman who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of women in medicine.Blackwell was not initially interested in a career in medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Blackwell has received more than 1,855,495 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Elizabeth Blackwell is the 103rd most popular physician (up from 116th in 2019), the 554th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 666th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Physician.

Elizabeth Blackwell is most famous for being the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States.

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Among physicians, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 103 out of 502Before her are Otto Loewi, Qa'a, Bernardino of Siena, Elias Lönnrot, Oswald Avery, and Alexandre Yersin. After her are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ragnar Granit, Charles Nicolle, Arvid Carlsson, Eric Kandel, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen.

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Among people born in 1821, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 9Before her are Charles Baudelaire, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Richard Francis Burton, Pafnuty Chebyshev, and August Schleicher. After her are Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, Louis Vuitton, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, and Arthur Cayley. Among people deceased in 1910, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 19Before her are Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Chulalongkorn, Johann Gottfried Galle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Huo Yuanjia. After her are Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Jules Renard, Karl Lueger, Jean Moréas, and Arkhip Kuindzhi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 554 out of 7,765Before her are John Smith (1580), Alice Liddell (1852), Alfred Molina (1953), John Newlands (1837), Gordon Banks (1937), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875). After her are Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Robert Robinson (1886), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), and Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Blackwell ranks 5Before her are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), Joseph Lister (1827), and James Parkinson (1755). After her are Edgar Adrian (1889), John Snow (1813), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), John Langdon Down (1828), and Alan Hodgkin (1914).