"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women."
~ Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
She was at first ridiculed, but later respected, by her peers. She established clinics in New York City for poor women and their children, and opened her own medical school for women. She encouraged good hygiene for good health, which was a bit revolutionary for her time. She died in 1910.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Blackwell!