Monday, January 30, 2012
When 26-year-old Elizabeth Blackwell started looking for a medical school that would train her as a doctor in 1847, they all turned her down but one. The Geneva Medical College in Geneva, New York, invited their students to decide. Thinking it was a joke, the students voted to endorse her admission. Though the other students were subsequently horrified to discover that she was serious, and tried, along with the teachers and administrators to make things as difficult as possible for her, Blackwell successfully completed her training and showed her fellow students how it’s done by graduating first in her class!