British Medical Association

Connections

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Education Olive Schreiner
She considered transferring to study medicine, but poor health and lack of money prevented her. Moreover, it was not until the next year that the Royal Commission on Medical Education decided to allow women to...
Literary responses Dora Greenwell
The president of the British Medical Association declared the article to have been written by some very able physician.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke, 1885.
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Occupation Anna Kingsford
Since the British Medical Association had banned women doctors from membership in 1874, AK was not allowed to register. But registration was required only for government positions and the armed services, so there was nothing...
Publishing Julia Frankau
Henry Vizetelly , a publisher associated with progressive thinking of various kinds—he went to prison for publishing translations of Zola —promoted this novel by emphasis on its being a picture of Jewish life.
Lock, Stephen, and Julia Frankau. “Introduction”. Dr. Phillips, The Keynes Press, 1989, p. v - xii.
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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...

Timeline

1832
The British Medical and Surgical Association (later the British Medical Association ) was formed in London; the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association held its inaugural meeting at Worcester on 19 July 1832.
1871
Prominent psychiatrist and physician G. Fielding Blandford theorized about the prevalence of female insanity in Insanity and Its Treatment.
Early 1874
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was elected to the British Medical Association , where she remained for nineteen years the only female member.
August 1875
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became the first woman to present a paper at the Annual General Meeting of the British Medical Association .
1892
The British Medical Association rescinded its resolution (passed in 1878) excluding women from its membership.
1925
Architect Edwin Lutyens , famous for his architectural work in New Delhi, completed construction of the British Medical Association building at Tavistock Square, London.
November 1933
The British Medical Association published a minimum diet for health.
1934
The British Medical Association struck a committee on the medico-legal aspects of abortion. This was a controversial step for some of the membership.
Hall, Lesley. “Articulating abortion in interwar Britain”. Women’s History Magazine, No. 70, pp. 13 -21.
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Early May 1948
The BMA (British Medical Association) reversed a decision taken in February and advised the medical profession to co-operate with the institution of a National Health Service .
4 September 1957
The Wolfenden Commission published its Report on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution which recommended the decriminalization of homosexual acts occurring in private between consenting adults over 21, but suggested stricter regulation of prostitution.
1979
The British Medical Association appointed its first female president, obstetrician and gynaecologist Dame Josephine Barnes , two years after her retirement from the National Health Service .