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New York Infirmary for Women and Children opens in New York City with a staff completely made up of women doctors

05/12/1857

The New York Infirmary for Women and Children receives patients for the first time at its facility at Tompkins Square in New York City.  Its medical staff is comprised of women physicians Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Dr. Emily Blackwell, and Dr. Elizabeth Zakrzewska. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 313.

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