Royal Infirmary

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Education Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He then entered Edinburgh University as a medical student—just after the university had successfully fought off the women seeking admission to the medical faculty. His most significant mentor was Joseph Bell (who was attached not...
Education Olive Schreiner
OS sailed from her native South Africa for England, to train as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.
First, Ruth, and Ann Scott. Olive Schreiner. André Deutsch, 1980.
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Wealth and Poverty May Drummond
In 1738 her preaching raised so much money that she was able to make a donation of £372 and 7 shillings to her brother George 's Edinburgh Royal Infirmary .
Reilly, Matthew. “The Life and Literary Fictions of May Drummond, Quaker Female Preacher”. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, No. 2, pp. 287 -12.
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Timeline

January 1871
Subscribers to the Royal Infirmary , Edinburgh, narrowly elected a board of managers unsympathetic to the medical education of women.
December 1872
Female medical students were granted limited admission to the Royal Infirmary , Edinburgh.
January 1874
Following the controversy surrounding female medical students, Edinburgh University announced that it would no longer teach women.