Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Janice P. Nimura presents The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine
In conversation with Emily Silverman
Greenlight is honored to host author and historian Janice P. Nimura for the launch of her new book, The Doctors Blackwell, a powerful work of feminist, medical, and U.S. history. This captivating biography looks closely at the sisters Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, English immigrants who became the first and third women, respectively, in the U.S. to earn medical degrees—and who, in 1857, founded the very first hospital staffed by women, the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children. Nimura illuminates these two remarkable women—in all their complicated, contradictory brilliance—whose profound influence changed the medical profession forever. Emily Silverman, Founder and Host of the medical storytelling community The Nocturnists, joins Nimura in conversation at this virtual launch event, honoring Elizabeth Blackwell's upcoming 200th birthday.