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History is “Her”story

March 16, 2011
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily, and I’m happy to tell you something exciting. March is Women’s History Month, and that means in school we learn about women who made and make a difference in the world. I hope I’ll be on that list one day! So, I thought I’d dedicate this blog post to a woman named Elizabeth Blackwell. Do you know who she is? Cherry-Ot told me more about her.

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the United States to become a doctor. After almost thirty medical schools rejected her because she was a woman, she graduated from Geneva College in New York in 1849. During that time, most people thought that girls couldn’t and shouldn’t be doctors. But Elizabeth Blackwell didn’t give up. And now, because of her determination, women can be doctors. Elizabeth’s sister Emily was even able to become a doctor, too, and they opened up their very own hospital totally run by women. I wonder what it was like there!

So, I want to give a special thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. We all have the power to follow our dreams and change the world for the good!

Are there other women who you’re studying about this month? Tell us! We love reading your comments. And don’t forget…have a critterrific day!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. carter permalink
    March 22, 2011 5:54 pm

    Hi Hospital Critterz. My name is Carter. I am 6 years old. I was wondering if a new hospital
    critterz book is coming out soon? I really liked prerry pets!

    Sincerly

    Carter

    • March 22, 2011 10:36 pm

      Hi Carter! We’re so glad to hear from you! And we’re glad you liked the book! What was your favorite part? Our next adventure is on its way soon…we hope you’ll like that one, too!

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