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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:48 PM

some quotes of the day-elizabeth blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Elizabeth Blackwell

Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
Elizabeth Blackwell

I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
Elizabeth Blackwell

If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
Elizabeth Blackwell

It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
Elizabeth Blackwell

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
Elizabeth Blackwell

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Medicine is so broad a field, so closely interwoven with general interests, dealing as it does with all ages, sexes and classes, and yet of so personal a character in its individual appreciations, that it must be regarded as one of those great departments of work in which the cooperation of men and women is needed to fulfill all its requirements.

For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women


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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. Good stuff. I learned froma health care advocate that

Surgical instruments were designed for men's bodies, as well as drugs. Because they didn't want to test drugs on women in case it might harm a potential pregnancy.
The whole health care industry treats women like an afterthought.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

2. look how long it took them to figure out that the aspirin/heartattack thing had never been

tested on women, whose bodies and reactions are different. afterthought is the kindest word for it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:19 PM

3. yep, and autoimmune diseases being poorly researched and understood because.....

we get them more often. The list goes on....

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