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1) Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821 and emigrated to New-York City when she was ten years old.

2) One day he decided that she wanted to become a doctor.

3) That was nearly impossible for a woman in the middle of the nineteenth century.

4) After writing many letters seeking admission to medical school, she was finally accepted by a doctor in Philadelphia.

5) So determined was she that she taught at school and gave music lessons to earn money for tuition.

6) In 1849, after graduation from medical school, she decided to further her education in Paris.

7) She wanted to be a surgeon, but a serious eye infection forced her to abandon the idea.

8 ) Upon returning to the United States she found it difficult to start her own practice because she was a woman.

9) By 1857 Elizabeth and her sister, also a doctor, along with another female doctor, managed to open a new hospital, the first for women and children.

10) Besides being the first female physician and founding her own hospital, Elizabeth Blackwell also established the first medical school for women.

#1. (…)When was it next to impossible for a woman to choose any profession and, for instance, become a physician?

#2. (…) Who was among the first to open medical schools for women?

#3. (…) How did she manage to collect money for getting education?

#4. (…) Why couldn’t she realize her cherished dream of becoming a highly qualified surgeon?

#5. (…) Was it easy for Elizabeth to initiate her own medical practice?

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