Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
Learn more about Elizabeth Blackwell and her contribution to our heritage of helping others on the National Library of Medicine's website, the website of the National Women's Hall of Fame, and the National Institute of Health's Changing the Face of Medicine website.
Books for young readers about Elizabeth Blackwell and her quest to become a doctor include Elizabeth Blackwell: Girl Doctor by Joanne Landers Henry (New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1996) and Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician by Tristan Boyer Binns (Danbury, Connecticut: Children's Press, 2005). The About.com website offers an informative article by Jone Johnson Lewis, "Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician." Find a short article on Blackwell, by Elizabeth Gillis, on the Church of the Larger Fellowship's Between Sundays website.
Finding a Calling to Help Others
The paperback edition of the book, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles (Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press, 2009) offers guide questions and exercises to help readers follow their personal calling into a rewarding career.
"The Woman Who Wouldn't Give Up" by Rev. Denise Tracy is found in volume 5 of The Stream of Living Souls. The volumes are available for $17 each or $65 for all four, including mailing, from the Rev. Denise Tracy, 535 Arlington Ave., Elgin, IL, 60120.