At long last, OHSU will be host to the one-woman show A Lady Alone, a play based on the life and times of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. The OHSU Center for Women's Health is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required, though; register online here.
A Lady Alone - Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Doctor
Join us for this inspiring theatrical presentation of the life of Elizabeth Blackwell: first woman doctor. After being rejected by all the leading medical schools, Miss Blackwell was accepted by Geneva Medical College where she graduated first in her class in 1849, becoming the first woman doctor to graduate from medical school and the first woman doctor of medicine in the modern era. In addition to starting medical schools for women, she was a social activist working to make the lives of women and children better. Besides the obvious challenges she faced, she lost an eye and had to let go of her dream of becoming the first woman surgeon. Her story is fast moving, riveting and full of inspiration.
Event Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2008
Event Time: 5:30 pm
Location: OHSU Auditorium-Old Library Building, Marquam Hill Campus, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Contact Phone: 503-418-4506
Contact Email: cwh[at]ohsu.edu
Online Reg. Closes: Sun, Sep 21, 2008 11:59 PM PDT
Admission is free, but reservations are required.