Counting them out….
COUNTING THEM IN AND OUT Elizabeth Blackwell was the world’s first trained and registered woman doctor. This would in itself be a remarkable achievement, but when you add in the fact that she lost the sight of one eye in the early stages of her training (treating a baby infected with an infectious form of ophthalmia), and that she had to move between the US, England and France to attain her goal, it puts her into an altogether different league. I’ve been reading her story in Margaret Foster’s enthralling account of eight early pioneers of feminism, Significant Sisters. One 0f the clever things about the book is the way Forster tells the individual…Read More