The first time I heard of Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was during my American History class in high school. It was a brief, albeit important introduction to the first woman to receive an M.D. and become the first woman physician in the United States. A pioneer in educating women in medicine and a prominent figure in the emerging women's rights movement, Elizabeth Blackwell had a long and illustrious life. As I continued to read about her, I also found out that her family, more specifically her sisters, were also amazing trailblazers who helped Elizabeth Blackwell in many endeavors!