Quotation by Elizabeth Blackwell

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 (1821–1910), U.S. physician. Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 3 (1895).

From a journal entry dated December 4, 1847, when she was a medical student. She had just examined an impoverished sick woman. A major rationale for women learning medicine was the necessity of women examining sick women out of respect for sexual modesty. Blackwell would become the first female American physician.
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