Elizabeth blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell

  • elizabeth blackwell was born

    in bristol, england. her parents were samuel blackwel and hannah blackwell.
  • Samuel's factory was destroyed in fire

    elizabeth and family relocated from england to new york city, usa
  • Elizabeth and family moved to new jersey.

    The family had to struggle for survival. Her father’s business was in a loss.
  • Blackwell family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio

    In August, Samuel Blackwell died.
  • private school was opened

    1Mrs. Samuel Blackwell and her daughters Elizabeth, Anna and Marian opened a private school in Cincinnati. Initially, Elizabeth Blackwell taught in her mother’s school. It was during this period that the idea of becoming a physician struck her.
  • blackwell enolls in college

    Elizabeth Blackwell moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as she wanted to pursue the study of medicine in a college. She was admitted by Geneva College in New York City. She began attending her classes from November 1847
  • Proclaimed as pioneer for women in medical field

    after the first Convention of Woman’s Rights in Seneca Falls
  • blackell earns medical degree

    Elizabeth Blackwell was awarded her medical degree in January 1849. She became the first woman physician in the US. the American medical fraternity banned her from practicing. She left for England where she worked and studied medicine in hospitals in Birmingham and London. In St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London she met Florence Nightingale
  • blackwell joins La Maternite hospital

    Here she was allowed to practice provided she pursued the course in mid-wifery. During this period she contracted purulent ophthalmia. As a result of this eye disease she had to remove her eye which prevented her from fulfilling her dream of becoming a surgeon
  • Elizabeth opens a clinic

    in the slums of New York City. Women and children were her patients. Her sister, Dr. Emily, and Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska, later joined her.
  • co-founded the new york infimary for women and children

    this included a medical college for women, opened in 1867
  • Elizabeth becomes the first woman whose name was entered on the medical register of UK

    She left for the US the same year and her friend Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska came over to England where she opened a hospital called New England Hospital for Woman and Children.
  • WCAR is formed

    Civil War broke out in the US. On April 29th, Elizabeth Blackwell with the help of 3000 women formed an association called the Women’s Central Association for Relief (WCAR).
  • Woman's Medical College of The New York Infimary

    This college was opened in New York City. This was the first American medical school for women.
  • The Religion of Health

    She published a book called The Religion of Health. She helped to form the National Health Society in England.
  • London School of Medicine was founded

    Elizabeth along with her sister Emily Blackwell, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Sophia Jex Blake and Thomas Henry Huxley founded it. It was associated with the Women’s Medical College of New York City
  • Elizabeth was in a accident

    forced her to retire from her teaching profession at the London School of Medicine
  • She died at the age of 89

    She was in Hastings at the time of her death. Elizabeth Blackwell was buried in Kilmun, Argyllshire in the Highlands of Scotland.