The Blackwell Sisters

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In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. Five years later, her younger sister Emily joined her in this historic breakthrough. Author Janice P. Nimura, in conversation with Julie Scelfo, introduces us to the subjects of her latest work, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine, which explores the sisters’ allies, enemies, and enduring partnership.