Collins Big Cat, 2015 • 56pp
Just before Queen Victoria took the throne, two girls were born who would change medicine forever. Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson grew up 3,500 miles and 15 years apart. But they shared the same goal: to train as doctors.
At the time, this seemed impossible. Most people believed that women’s brains and bodies were too weak to learn about medicine. Blackwell and Garrett Anderson set out to prove the world wrong.