Elizabeth Garrett Anderson


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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Birthday
BirthplaceWhitechapel, London, England
Died
EducationStudied privately with physicians in London hospitals
Known for First woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. Creating a medical school for women

Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett,

1836–1917, English physician. A sister of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Elizabeth also worked for woman suffrage. With difficulty she obtained a private medical education under accredited physicians and in London hospitals; in 1865 she was licensed to practice by the Scottish Society of Apothecaries. In London in 1866 she opened a dispensary, later a small hospital, for women and children, the first in England to be staffed by women physicians; it was known after 1918 as the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. Largely as a result of her efforts, British examining boards opened their examinations to women.

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See biography by J. Manton (1965).

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