Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was born this day in 1836. She was the first English woman in Britain to qualify as a surgeon and physician. Elizabeth co-founded the London School of Medicine and became the first British female dean. In addition to her extraordinary medical career, in later life she became the first female magistrate of Britain as mayor of Aldeburgh. Elizabeth gave many speeches on the subject of Suffrage and joined the first British Women’s Suffrage Committee. A spectacular and inspirational life.


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