Female Firsts

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1849 - English born, US-raised Elizabeth Blackwell was the first (known) female medical doctor. Previously, an individual known to the world as James Miranda Barry became a doctor in Edinburgh in 1812, but upon his death was discovered to be a woman.

1849 - English born, US-raised Elizabeth Blackwell was the first (known) female medical doctor. Previously, an individual known to the world as James Miranda Barry became a doctor in Edinburgh in 1812, but upon his death was discovered to be a woman.

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