A Memoire of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell 3

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mention of a brave plain
woman who dared and did
- a woman of the most careless indifferent
look and manner in every
detail - I was a school girl of
fifteen passing up and down
the same main streets with her
several times each day, and
finally surging with the crowd
into the old Presbyterian church
to see a woman take her diploma
among a crowd of men. Utterly
colorless in physically in look
and manner - emotionless as a
stone she rec'd her diploma
and turning to the professors in
a low clear voice asserted "it
shall be the aim of my life to
shed honor on this diploma -
of course women deplored her