London School of Medicine for Women


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Education Pandita Ramabai
Her study of Christianity had already involved her in learning about the Bible and about the English language, under Miss Hurford of the Sisters of St Mary the Virgin . Her intention in travelling to...
Family and Intimate relationships Ethel Lilian Voynich
ELV 's four sisters were all remarkable women in their own ways. Alicia (by marriage Stott) became a geometrician and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Groningen in Holland, while Lucy became a...
Literary responses Sophia Jex-Blake
The response of John Morley , editor of the Fortnightly, to the article was to express enthusiasm about joining the governing body of the New School of Medicine for Women .
Todd, Margaret. The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake. Macmillan, 1918.
Gurney's Enabling...
politics Sophia Jex-Blake
SJB conducted the first meeting of those who supported the founding of a London School of Medicine for Women .
Blake, Catriona, and Wendy Savage. The Charge of the Parasols: Women’s Entry to the Medical Profession. Women’s Press, 1990.
politics Sophia Jex-Blake
Just before the beginning of the autumn term, the London School of Medicine for Women, fruit of several years' campaigning by SJB , was officially founded.
Roberts, Shirley. Sophia Jex-Blake. Routledge, 1993.
politics Henrietta Müller
Henrietta Müller 's public engagement with the social and political advancement of women was deeply involved and far reaching. She was committed to a host of feminist organizations, many of which she founded, and which...
politics Anna Swanwick
The husband drew up his will in 1884, leaving the bulk of his fortune for women's education and clearly explaining why. It is women who have hitherto had the worst of life, and I therefore...
Textual Features Sophia Jex-Blake
In this essay SJB focuses particularly on the January 1878 decision by the University of London to admit women to the study of medicine on equal terms with men. This decision, she writes, made on...


March 1877
The London School of Medicine for Women achieved an agreement for the use of hospital facilities.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became dean of the London School of Medicine for Women , a position she held for a decade.
March 1884
Dadaji Bhikaji , the husband of Rukhmabai , a twenty-two-year-old Indian woman who had been married to him at the age of eleven, began legal proceedings in Bombay to force his wife to cohabit with him.