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Blackwell biographer talks about first woman doctor, with guest Janice Nimura, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Pioneering physician's life prefigured women's struggles for equal rights, respect, access

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to receive a medical degree, from a predecessor institution to what is now Upstate Medical University. Author Janice Nimura discusses her new book in this encore interview. "The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sister Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 2022. It's the story of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, both of whom became doctors in the mid-1800s and went on to open the first hospital staffed entirely by women, in New York City.