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25 Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes From The British Physician

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The medicine quotation by Elizabeth Blackwell is highly impressive

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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, in 1847.

Famously known for being the first woman to make her mark on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council. Elizabeth also founded a hospital, a nonprofit, acute care, teaching hospital in the United States.

Elizabeth started her career as a teacher, but soon she realised it wasn't the right choice. Her interest in medicine peaked after a friend of hers fell ill. She remarked that she might not have suffered to such extremes if it were a female doctor who would've cared for her. She is a pioneer, it is fascinating how she made education in medicine an important thing for women in the United States as well as the United Kingdom. She rightly said, "The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me." Another quote that she said while living her life was, "I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart." It is hard to say that Elizabeth Blackwell invented anything, other than the promotion of equality within the medical profession.

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Famous Quotes From Elizabeth Blackwell, The First Woman With A Medical Degree

Quotes about medicine by Elizabeth are inspiring.

When she thought society would not admit of a woman, as a doctor with a degree, Elizabeth was the first woman from the United States to inspire others.

1. "Health has its science, as well as disease."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

2. "None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested."  

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

3. "Medicine must be regarded as one of those great departments of work in which the cooperation of men and women is needed to fulfill all its requirements."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

4. "Prejudice is more violent the blinder it is."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

5. "Methods and conclusions formed by half the race must only necessarily require revision as the other half of humanity rises into conscious responsibility."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

6. "The beauty of the tendons and exquisite arrangements of this part of the body struck my artistic sense."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

7. "If I were rich I would not begin private practice, but would only experiment; as, however, I am poor, I have no choice."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

8. "The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me."

- Elizabeth Blackwell, 'Pioneer Work In Opening The Medical Profession To Women', 1895.

9. "I, who so love a hermit life for a good part of the day, find myself living in public, and almost losing my identity."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

10. "It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating!"

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

Elizabeth Blackwell Famous Women Quotes To Inspire Even The Worst Moments In Life

Elizabeth thought that a woman's free development was important. These quotes talk about her opinions as the first woman to get her doctor's degree.

11. "I owed the awakening to the fact that sanitation is the supreme goal of medicine; its foundation and its crown."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

12. "A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

13. "The excuse or toleration of cruelty upon any living creature by a woman is a deadly sin against the grandest force in nature—maternal love."

-  Elizabeth Blackwell.

14. "If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodelled."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

15. "The admission of a woman for the first time to a complete medical education and full equality in the privileges and the responsibilities of the profession produced a widespread effect in America."

- Elizabeth Blackwell, 'Pioneer Work In Opening The Medical Profession To Women', 1895.

16. "For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

17. "The longer I saw Lady Byron, the more she interested me; her insight and judgment are admirable, and I never met a woman whose scientific tendencies seemed so strong."

- Elizabeth Blackwell, 'Pioneer Work In Opening The Medical Profession To Women', 1895.

Inspirational Elizabeth Blackwell First Woman Quotes

Blackwell pioneered women's education in medicine.

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18. "I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

19. "It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil... which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

20. "Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

21. "My hope rises when I find that the inner heart of a human being may remain pure, notwithstanding some corruption of the outer coverings."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

22. "I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

23. "When life follows the course of our desires, it is easy to be swept along without thought."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

24. "Medicine is so broad a field, so closely interwoven with general interests, dealing as it does with all ages, sexes, and classes, and yet of so personal a character in its individual appreciations."

- Elizabeth Blackwell.

25. "I felt more than ever the necessity of my mission. But I went home out of spirits, I hardly know why. I must work by myself all life long."

- Elizabeth Blackwell, 'Pioneer Work In Opening The Medical Profession To Women', 1895.

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