Elizabeth Blackwell was a key figure in the human rights movement. She was the first lady doctor in the United States of America. She was the first female graduate of a medical school.
She has numerous contributions to the medical world. She had an active part in the anti-slavery movement. After earning her degree in medicine, she found her own infirmary for indigent women and children.
She also trained women to be nurses during the American Civil war and sent them to the Union army. After the war was over, she set up a women's medical college.
She opened the Women's medical college in England with the help of Florence Nightingale in the year 1869.