The Hudson Library will be hosting Janice Nimura on February 11th at 7pm. Nimura will be discussing her book The Doctors Blackwell.
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In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to earn an M.D. and her sister, Emily, did the same shortly thereafter. The sisters founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both women were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women’s rights―or with each other. From Bristol, Paris and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated female medical professionals who advanced access for women in the profession. As Elizabeth herself predicted, "a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now."