Elizabeth Blackwell

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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to get a medical degree. She was born in Bristol, England in 1812. She got her degree from Geneva Medical School. Throughout her career she faced discrimination. Male doctors ignored her and hospitals didn't let her in. This is why she opened the first Medical School for women with her sister. Even though she was a woman she fought to fulfill her dream. She led the way for women everywhere. She gave them hope to become doctors. Thanks to her I have the opportunity to become a doctor.