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1st Edition

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

ISBN 9781138394117
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

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This full biography is based largely on unpublished material from the hospitals and medical schools where Elizabeth Garrett Anderson worked, and the private papers of the Garrett and Anderson families.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

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