New York: Putnam, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition of her first book. Original stiff, printed wrappers priced 25 cents. Very good. Copies in cloth are scarce but those in wrappers are something else, with no other copy in wraps at auction in the last 100 years. Half morocco case. Very good. Item #915
Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U. S. (1849) and the first to be openly recognized (identified and confirmed) as having graduated from medical school (Geneva Medical School, NY, now Hobart). After she graduated, no women were admitted to U. S. medical schools for many years, but her degree and recognition inspired women to attend European medical schools and press for recognition in the U. S. and other women to push for admittance to U. S. medical schools. She lectured widely and opened her first practice in NY in 1852. This book contains those early lectures, mostly for women.