Elizabeth Garrett Anderson


On September 28th, 1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, after trying repeatedly to get a medical degree but getting turned down because of her sex, took the Society of Aphothecaries exam and became the first woman doctor in England. You can read more on her story here at Wired Magazine Online.


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

© 2011 The Victorian Daily Close your eyes and think of England Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha