Elizabeth Blackwell 1821 - 1910 (age 89)
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women in the United States to graduate from medical schools and get a medical degree in the United States. She was also the first women on the UK Medical Register. She talked to John Dickinson and he was impressed, so he let her use the books in his study. Most people said she should go study in Paris or dress up as a man. She refused saying she was intellectually inferior because she was a woman and the she might prove equal to the task. In the Us she went to Hobart College.
If society Will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
Alice Hamilton 1869 - 1970 (age 101)
Alice Hamilton was the first women to work at Harvard University. She was one of the first people to study toxicology, studying the dangerous effects of metals and chemical compounds in the human body. She was appointed governor of the Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases. Because of her cautions and studies Illinois passed a new law requiring employers to take more precautions. She was also very active in the women's rights and peace movements.
Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real serious medical problem