This Day in History Class
From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female M.D. in the United States - Jan. 23, 1849
On this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to get a medical degree from a medical school.
Dr. Curtis Welch sent an urgent telegram asking for diphtheria serum - Jan. 22, 1925
On this day in 1925, Dr. Curtis Welch sent an urgent telegram in an effort to stop a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska.
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