First Woman Doctor

First Woman Doctor


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First Woman Doctor by Baker, Evelyn Copelman

'I'm going to be a doctor,' young Elizabeth Blackwell tells her family. She knows it won't be easy. In 1840, there were no women doctors in America. But Elizabeth was raised to think for herself.

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ISBN-13: 9780590447676
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1987
Series: Scholastic Biography Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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First Woman Doctor 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is fascinating to read about people who are so talented and ahead of their time. The vision they have make future events just a matter of time before they happen. Also, in this book one realizes the fundamental role parents can play in the future of their children, by nurturing and encouraging them to carry on their tasks and goasls with determination and joy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be a better use of your time to just read the dictionary page by page than to read this terribly boring biography. This is about a young girl, about the age of 6, that one day went up to her family and said, "I'm going to be a doctor." This seemed impossible because in 1840, there were no woman doctors in America. She later finds out that it is seemingly impossible because every medical school turns her down. When she applies to Geneva Medical College in New York, astonishingly, she gets in. At the school, she was the only woman there, and is put down by stereotypes and sexists. Despite many people's views, she did become the first woman doctor. This adventurous tale of boredom and repetition could have been made fascinating if the author would write more about the adventures in medical school than the regular life. I warn you that with every page you turn, you will doze off to dreamland.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth blackwell is a very extrodinary woman who opened new oppurtunities for women everywhere. Her courage is excitable and she is very interesting. How do I know this? I was informed about this amazing woman by this awesome book. if you need an uplift of courage and need a role model, read this book and you will feel your heart roar with happiness.