Elizabeth Blackwell honoured

A woman from Bristol who revolutionised the male-dominated world of medicine in the 19th Century is finally being honoured.

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First female doctor honoured in Bristol

There are many names we instantly associate with Bristol - Brunel, Banksy, even Gromit! - but never Elizabeth Blackwell. Despite being born in the city, few know of her pioneering work as the first ever female doctor.

That could be about to change, though. The University of Bristol is aiming to continue the work Blackwell started - with a new multi-million pound health research institute.

Richard Payne has this report:

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