Elizabeth Blackwell was a Bristol born woman who went onto become the first woman doctor through sheer determination. She overcame many who were against idea to be very influential in not only medicine, but the Suffragette movement as well as slavery. This is a fascinating, yet little known history that we should be proud of.
Here are some of her most famous quotes...
- “It is not easy to be a pioneer but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.”
- “It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil ... which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist.”
- “None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested.”
- “I DO NOT WISH TO GIVE (WOMEN) A FIRST PLACE, STILL LESS A SECOND ONE- BUT THE COMPLETE FREEDOM TO TAKE THEIR TRUE PLACE, WHATEVER IT MAY BE.”
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment.
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National Women's History Museum.
Harvard Blackwell Collection.