This is an 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Famous Women of Medicine – Elizabeth Blackwell – Americas First Female Doctor. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England but as a girl, she moved with her family to the United States, where she first worked as a teacher. Despite widespread opposition, she later attended medical college and graduated first in her class, from Geneva Medical College in 1849, thus becoming the first woman to receive her M.D. in the United States.
She supported medical education for women and published several important books on the issue of women in medicine, including Medicine as a Profession for Women in 1860 and Address on the Medical Education of Women in 1864. At the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, she helped organize the Woman’s Central Association of Relief and the U.S. Sanitary Commission under the auspices of President Abraham Lincoln and worked to select and train nurses for war service.
In 1869, Blackwell moved permanently to England where she set up a private practice and in November 1868 she consulted with Florence Nightingale to open the Woman’s Medical College at the infirmary. She also helped organize the National Health Society in 1871, and in 1875 was appointed professor of gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Women.
As her health declined, Blackwell gave up the practice of medicine in the late 1870s. After many successful publications Blackwell became ill and died on May 31, 1910, in Hastings.
The presentation slides cover the following:
Becoming a Physician?
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
Travel to Europe
Return to New York
Medical College of NY
American Civil War
Move Back to England
Illness & Death
End of Presentation
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