Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Born in Bristol, England, Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), moved to Cincinnati in 1838. Blackwell applied to several medical schools before being accepted to Geneva Medical College in New York. In 1849, she received a medical degree, becoming the first fully accredited female doctor. In New York, Blackwell provided free outpatient care to women and children, and in 1857 opened a full-scale hospital, the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. As a lecturer in England and the founder of the Women's Medical College at the Infirmary, Dr. Blackwell was a pioneer in opening the medical profession to women.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 38-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.331′ N, 84° 30.741′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and 9th Street (U.S. 22), on the left when traveling south on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the YMCA wall at the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Piatt Park (about 600 feet away); Fuldner Mortuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wiltsee Undertaker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio Military Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cincinnati Riots of 1884 / Sheriff Morton Lytle Hawkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Athenaeum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . .
1. Elizabeth Blackwell. (Submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Elizabeth Blackwell. (Submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 4,884 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.