On this day in history - Edinburgh University first allowed women to study medicine


12 November 2011
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On 12 November 1869, Edinburgh University first allowed female students to study medicine, but not actually graduate. ...
On 12 November 1869, Edinburgh University first allowed female students to study medicine, but not actually graduate.

On this day in 1869, Edinburgh University first allowed women to study medicine. One of the first female students was Sophia Jex-Blake, one of the UK's first female doctors. These pioneer students faced opposition from both their fellow undergraduates and the local community, but Sophia persisted with her ambitions and eventually set up a hospital for women in Edinburgh.

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