Reading and answers the question:
Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821, and emigrated to1. Why couldn't Elizabeth Blackwell realize her dream of becoming a surgeon?
New York City when she was ten years old. One day she decided that
she wanted to become a doctor. That was nearly impossible for a woman
in the middle of the nineteenth century. After writing many letters
5 seeking admission to medical schools, she was finally accepted by
a doctor in Philadelphia. So determined was she, that she taught
school and gave music lessons to earn money for her tuition.
In 1849, after graduation from medical school, she decided to further
10 her education in Paris. She wanted to be a surgeon, but a serious
eye infection forced her to abandon the idea.
Upon returning to the United States, she found it difficult to start
her own practice because she was a woman. By 1857 Elizabeth and her
15 sister, also a doctor, along with another female doctor, managed
to open a new hospital, the first for women and children. Besides
being the first female physician and founding her own hospital, she
also established the first medical school for women.
2. What main obstacle almost destroyed Elizabeth's chances for becoming a doctor?
3. How many years elapsed between her graduation from medical school and the opening of her hospital?
4. All of the following are "firsts" in the life of Elizabeth Blackwell, except