Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska

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Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska

1829-1902

German-born American physician who joined Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) in the battle to reform medical education and to open the medical profession to women. Zakrzewska studied and taught midwifery at the Berlin School for Midwives before coming to America and earning a medical degree from the Cleveland Medical College. After gaining experience as general manager and resident physician at Blackwell's New York Infirmary and College for Women, she moved to Boston and established the New England Hospital for Women and Children.