Dr. Blackwell was the first woman awarded a
medical degree in the United States. She began
her medical studies in Asheville in 1845 under
Dr. John Dickson, for whom she taught music at
Dickson's private school for girls. The school
was located on the site of the Drhumor Building.
Elizabeth Blackwell was an 1849 graduate of
Geneva Medical College in western New York.
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