Blackwell opened her own dispensary in a single rented room, seeing patients three afternoons a week. The dispensary was formed into a corporation in 1854 and moved to a small house she bought on 15th Street. Her sister, Dr. Emily Blackwell who was the second woman that earned M.D. degree, joined her in 1856 and, together with another friend opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857. By establishing this Infirmary, she offered a practical solution to one of the problems facing women who were rejected from internships elsewhere but determined to expand their skills as physicians.
MaryMary Eliza Mahoney was the first black professional nurse in America. She was born April 16, 1845, in Boston, the oldest of three children. At the age of 18, Mary decided to pursue the dream of being a nurse. When she was 33, she was accepted in New England Hospital for Women and Children’s nursing school. Of the 42 students who stated that year, she was one of the first four to graduate that following year.
Degree. She took the only bacteriology course available at the time, elementary bacteriology (Article pg.1). At this time of Lancefield’s graduation, it was expected that women either got married or taught, she taught science and mathematics at an all-girls boarding school. Lancefield had an incredible hunger for knowledge regarding bacteriology. Of the $500 she made a year, she put $200 away to attend graduate school (Pioneer 807).
Shomoi K. Francis March 3, 2011 Ms. Wright Chemistry 1 Patricia Bath Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, and the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father an immigrant from Trinidad was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black man to work for the New York City Subway as a motorman. She was raised in Harlem; Bath was motivated academically by her parents. Inspired by Albert Schweitzer, she applied for and won a National Science Foundation Scholarship while attending Charles Evans Hughes High School; this led her to a research project at Yeshiva University and Harlem Hospital Center on cancer that irritated her interest in medicine. I n 1960, still a teenager, Bath won the "Merit Award" of Mademoiselle Magazine for her contribution to the project.
She got rid of the restrictive clothing and in her later years, wore men's clothing when she lectured about Women's Rights. Sometime in June 1855, Mary joined a small group of women doctors when she graduated from Syracuse Medical College. Syracuse was the nation's first medical school and took in men and women equally. She graduated at 21 when she took three 13-week semesters of medical training that she had to pay $55 for each
Being a female, a nurse as well has having some knowledge of biology and anatomy and physiology, I do understand “how this could happen” but it still shocked me as to “why this would happen” to a school aged young girl. My next assignment the following school year was a high school, grades 9th-12th. That year I had a whopping 21 pregnant students ranging in ages of 15-19. As a result of these experiences, I was able to offer to the students a program called “Healthy Start New Orleans” which is a 21 year old community-based, government funded program sponsored by the New Orleans Health Department. Since 2007 one of my missions is to seek methods and better understand how to reduce these numbers.
I also studied mathematics, philosophy, religion, and statistics and became the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society. I believed that God was calling me for a career in nursing, and when I was 31-years old, my family reluctantly agreed to my being trained as a nurse. Nurses in Britain at that time were seen as being in a lowly profession, comprised mainly of uneducated, working class girls, who were often depicted as drunk, debauched, and in hospitals that were unfit for ladies (Whyte, 2010). Nevertheless, in 1851, I went to Germany to the Deaconess Institute in Kaiserswerth, where I trained as a nurse for three months. I worked for a year as the head of the Institute for the Care of Sick Gentle Women on Harley Street in London.
After high school, she started her college career at Eastern Kentucky University where her major at this time was undecided. While getting her undergraduate studies her grandmother got sick with cancer, and she dropped out of the classes she was enrolled in to help take care of her. Through the journey of taking care of her grandmother until she passed away led her to the decision she wanted to become a nurse. The following fall semester she enrolled back at the university where she changed her major to nursing and was accepted to the program for the following fall semester. Three years later she completed the baccalaureate nursing program with honors.
Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in the town of Tuskegee on February 4, 1913 (Badertscher) She received a good education despite the discrimination against African Americans in that era. Her mother was a schoolteacher and home-schooled Rosa until she was 11 years old. Rosa then lived with her aunt in Montgomery, attending the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls. She was forced to drop out of Booker T. Washington High School because of her family illness, but received her high school diploma in 1934 (Badertscher) Rosa Parks was later married to Raymond Parks. He was a barber and supported Rosa through thick and thin and they were both members of the NAACP.
During this time, she also developed a strong interest in philosophy after reading poetry and other literary works. Margaret became determined to study under James McKeen Cattell in the psychological laboratory at Columbia University following graduation from Vasser in 1891. Washburn was only admitted at Columbia as an auditor as that college had never admitted a female graduate student. After just one year at Columbia, Washburn entered the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, after the strong urging of Cattell. While she was a student at Cornell, she studied as psychologist E.B.