The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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4/27 –  Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine 

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell ― the first woman in America to receive an MD — founded the first hospital staffed entirely by women, in New York City, together with her sister Emily. Both were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women’s rights―or with each other. In this new dual biography, Janice P. Nimura finally gives them both their due. Megan Marshall, the Pulitzer-winning historian, raves: The Doctors Blackwellshould be required reading in all medical schools, indeed for anyone who has ever consulted a doctor.  This rousing story… is also a history of American medicine — how it was practiced and by whom.”

Dierdre Cooper Owens, Director of the Humanities in Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the award-winning author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and Origins of American Gynecology, joins in conversation.

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • 6:30 PM  8:00 PM

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Sponsored by the Gotham Center for NYC History

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