How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 941 , Segment 2
Episode: Women Rewriting the Story of War
- Apr 2, 2021 7:00 pm
- 18:41 mins
Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell were among the first women to receive a medical education in the United States. They challenged the expectations of their male counterparts and founded an infirmary entirely staffed by women. Both sisters were visionary, but they often argued with women’s rights activists, and even with each other. Guest: Janice Nimura, author of "The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine"