The New York Infirmary for Women and Children's original site

In this building of New York (58 Bleecker Street at Crosby Street), "the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by women. The New York Infirmary for Women and Children opened on May 12,1857, a date which was also the birthday of Blackwell's friend and collaborator Florence Nightingale. Groundbreaking at the time, the hospital provided free medical care for indigent women and children, and offered clinical experience and instruction for women determined to expand their skills as physicians".


A memorial plaque with the previous description has been unveiled on the Crosby Street side of the building on May 14, 2018, "in partnership with the Women of Noho and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation"1.


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