On this date in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell was granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history.
"God heals, and the doctor takes the Fees." -- Ben Franklin.
The doctor had told him more than a year ago, on the subject of his knees and hip, that he ought to get more exercise. Sully sat on his ass all day at work, and then when he got off he headed straight for the Note and sat on his ass there, and there wasn’t any reason he couldn’t get out and walk a little on his days off. Except that he didn’t want to. Besides, it pained him to walk very far, and if that was the case then he couldn’t see how it was doing him any good. Fuck the doctor, Sully thought. Fuck doctors. They were all quacks. -- Chapter 5, The Misforgotten.