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ERIC Number: ED065059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 81
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Medical Education for Women in Great Britain.
Lutzker, Edythe
Prior to 1858, the women in Great Britain were denied the right to attend courses in the medical curricula that were prerequisites to the practicing of medicine in that country. The movement to permit women to study and practice medicine was spearheaded by Sophia Jex-Blake when she sought admission to the medical classes in the University of Edinburgh in 1869. She fought and won the privilege of attending the medical classes in the university under limited conditions, and she was later joined by 4 other women seeking the same right. Final and total victory was won when, in 1878, Parliament redefined the Medical Act of 1858 to confirm women's eligibility for medical education in separate classes, for their admission to the prescribed examinations, and for their right to be duly registered as physicians. This document presents an account of the movement to secure these rights to study and practice medicine in Great Britain. (HS)
Edythe Lutzker, M.A., 201 West 89 Street, New York, New York 10024 ($3.00)
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