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Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Marker
Inscription. Dr. Blackwell was the first woman awarded a medical degree in the United States. She began privately her medical studies in Asheville in 1845 under Dr. John Dickson, for whom she taught music at Dickson private school for girls. The school was located on the actual site of the Drhumor Building. Elizabeth Blackwell was an 1849 graduate of Geneva Medical College in western New York.
Erected by Buncombe County Medical Auxillary, Buncombe County Medical Society , Mary Whiting Ewing Foundation, Wachovia Bank.
Location. 35° 35.68′ N, 82° 33.219′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Patton Avenue near Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The monument is on the side of the Wachovia Bank Building. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimmie Rodgers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Appalachian Stage (about 500 feet away); Robert E. Lee (about 600 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 700 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Hotel District (about 800 feet away); Historic Hilltop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civic Pride (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Asheville.
Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
2. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.Memorial

Also see . . .  Elizabeth Blackwell from Wikipedia. ... In 1845, she went to Asheville, North Carolina, where she read medicine in the home of Dr. John Dickson. Afterwards, she read with his brother Dr. Samuel Henry Dickson in Charleston, South Carolina. ... During the American Civil War, Blackwell trained many women to be nurses and sent them to the Union Army. Many women were interested and received training at this time. After the war, Blackwell had time, in 1868, to establish a Women's Medical College at the Infirmary to train women, physicians, and doctors. (Submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Stanley Kozlowski, 1905
3. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
Syracuse University Medical School collection.
Drhumor Building (today). as mentioned, across the street Photo, Click for full size
4. Drhumor Building (today). as mentioned, across the street
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,526 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week November 8, 2015. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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