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As 19th Century Females, Sisters In 'The Doctors Blackwell' Achieve Many Firsts

As 19th Century Females, Sisters In 'The Doctors Blackwell' Achieve Many Firsts

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Smashing the patriarchy is hard work. The Doctors Blackwell, by historian Janice P. Nimura, profiles two sisters who faced what was a daunting lack of choices for 19th century women. They achieved a series of near-impossible feats to become America's first and third certified women medical doctors. …

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