Book cover of The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine  by Janice P. Nimuraby Janice P. Nimura

“Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor.” —Stacy Schiff

Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of “ordinary” womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician.

Interview with the Author

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Blackwell Doctors w/ Janice Nimura
5/17/21          53 min

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Janice P. Nimura on the Case for Admiring “Unlikable” women
4/8/21        62 min

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Janice P. Nimura, “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women”
4/16/21        55  min

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Episode QS43: Janice Nimura + Emily Silverman
3/25/21         60 min

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