Elizabeth Cochrane/Nellie Bly (1864-1922) An American journalist and industriali…

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Elizabeth Cochrane/Nellie Bly (1864-1922) An American journalist and industrialist. A founding member of investigative journalism, Elizabeth's account of her stay in an asylum, after faking insanity, was so horrifying it led to vastly improved funding and conditions for the mentally ill. For another column, Elizabeth broke records by travelling around the world in 72 days. Later, Elizabeth became president of a manufacturing company and, a leading female industrialist and inventor.

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