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The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, the students thought it was a prank – so all 150 of them voted her in. She graduated in 2 years, co-established and taught at a London women’s school, opened an infirmary for the poor, and started her own practice. (Source:

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