Abolitionist And Physician
As a black child in the early 19th century, Sarah Parker Remond suffered prejudice in the public schools in Salem, Massachusetts, so much of her education came at home. The Remond home was a haven for abolitionists, and as a young girl, Sarah attended abolitionist meetings. Later, she would turn to medicine after meeting Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was active in the rights of women in the field of medicine. With Blackwell's encouragement, Remond entered the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence, Italy. Born on June 6, 1826, she was then 40 years old. Although there are no official records, it is believed she pursued a regular course of study and received a diploma certifying her for medical practice. She died around 1887.
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