7 Great Female Inventors And Pioneers You Should Know
In the era of women’s suffrage, these female inventors and pioneers used their intelligence to improve the quality of our daily lives, keep us safer, and even change the course of history.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821—1910)
After being rejected by all the major medical schools in the nation because of her gender, Blackwell was accepted at Geneva College in New York, where she became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree in 1849.
Blackwell established a medical practice in New York, but had difficulty getting enough patients. Along with her sister, who was a doctor, and another female physician, she opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857. She added a women’s medical college to train and provide experience for other women physicians in 1867. FOR MORE