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Celebrating A Lady Alone: The Life of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

Celebrating A Lady Alone: The Life of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Online

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate from a United States medical school, the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation (WIMLF) and the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, invite you to a dramatic presentation honoring her life.

Join us for the first-ever enhanced Zoom presentation of portions of N. Lynn Eckhert, M.D., Dr PH’s one-woman play, A Lady Alone. Following the production, Dr. Eckhert will be joined by both featured actress Christine Farrell and director Kevin Confoy, both theater professors at Sarah Lawrence College, for an interactive discussion about Dr. Blackwell’s historical relevance to women in medicine.

A Lady Alone has been performed as both a dramatic reading and a solo performance at venues across the country including the Association of Medical Colleges, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the New York Academy of Medicine and numerous medical schools and historical societies. 

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The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to co-sponsor this event with The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, which preserves and promotes the history of women in medicine and the medical sciences with purpose and determination.

Photograph credit: Head and shoulders portrait of Elizabeth Blackwell, about 1880-1885. Photograph by Notman. From the Papers of the Blackwell family, 1831-1981, Folder 1015, MC 411, Shlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University.

Related LibGuide: Archives for Women in Medicine by Jessica Murphy

Thursday, June 17, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  History of Medicine  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eRo5x337SJ-XnY5sL_d6VQ

Event Organizer

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Emily Gustainis

Deputy Director
Center for the History of Medicine
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

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