Back in the 1800s, medicine was not like it is today. There were no medicines or cures for most sicknesses, and surgeries were done on patients when they were awake! The people of this time period also believed that women were weak and nervous. This was the world that Elizabeth Blackwell was born, the world she set out to "cure."
Text Type: Biography, Recount
Theme/Topic: Medicine, Conflict and Challenge
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