First published in 1965. In 1865, a woman first obtained a legal qualification in this country as physician and surgeon. Elizabeth Garrett surprised public opinion by the calm obstinacy with which she fought for her own medical education and that of the young women who followed her.
This full biography is based largely on unpublished material from the hospitals and medical schools where Elizabeth Garrett Anderson worked, and the private papers of the Garrett and Anderson families. This title will be of great interest to history of science students.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Medical Student; 1. London Suffolk 1836-1841 2. A Daughter at Home 1841-1854 3. ‘I’m going to be a doctor’ 1854-1859 4. Wise Women and Learned Men: A Retrospect 5. Discussions and Decisions 1859-1860 6. The Surgical Nurse 1860-1861 7. A Medical Student Dismissed January-July 1861 8. The Siege of London University 1861-1862 9. A Year in Scotland 1862-1863 10. In the Fortress 1863-1865; Part Two: The Physician; 11. Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries 1866-1869 12. M. D. Paris 1869-1870 13. Miss Garrett and Mr Anderson 1870-1871 14. Mr and Mrs Anderson 1871-1874 15. A Women’s Medical School 1874-1878 16. The Two Lives 1879-1885 17. Building a Hospital 1886-1892 18. Portrait of a Dean 1893-1903 19. Writing and Travelling 1893-1903 20. Return to Aldeburgh 1903-1917; Appendices; Sources; Index