This Week: Marking Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell's 200th birthday
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to receive a medical degree, and as Upstate marks the 200th birthday of one of its most famous graduates, author Janice Nimura discusses her new book on this week's "HealthLink on Air."
"The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sister Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine," tells the story of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, both of whom became doctors in the mid 1800s. They went on to open the first hospital staffed entirely by women, in New York City. Elizabeth Blackwell's medical degree came from Geneva Medical College, which is now Upstate Medical University.
Also on the show, two second-year students talk about what medical school is like today, compared with the era when the Blackwell sisters were studying. Listen this Sunday, January 31 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.