Sophia Jex-Blake

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Dr Sophia Jex-Blake
Sophia Jex-Blake Aged 25.jpg
Portrait by Samuel Laurence 1865
BornSophia Louisa Jex-Blake
21 Januar 1840(1840-01-21)
Hastings, Sussex, England
Died7 Januar 1912(1912-01-07) (aged 71)
Mark Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex, England
Kent forcampaigning for women's medical education
member of the Edinburgh Seven
Medical career
Perfaisionphysician and teacher

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (21 January 1840 – 7 January 1912) wis an English physician, teacher and feminist.[1] She led the campaign fur tae siccar weemen's access tae a University eddication whan she an sax ither weemen, kent awthegither as the Edinburgh Seven, began studyin medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869. She wis the first practisin female doctor in Scotland, and ane o the first in the wider Unitit Kingdom o Great Britain and Ireland; a leadin campaigner fur medical education for women and wis involved in fundin twa medical scuils fur weemen, in London and Edinburgh at a time whan nae ither medical scuils wis trainin weemen.


Mair readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Allen, Maggie; Elder, Michael (1981). The walls of Jericho – a novel based on the life of Sophia Jex-Blake. ISBN 978-0-563-17929-0.
  • Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (1990). "Women in Science: Antiquity through Nineteenth Century A Biographical Dictionary". Massachusetts, USA: MIT. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Lovejoy, Esther Pohl (1957). Women Doctors of the World. London: Macmillan.
  • Roberts, Shirley (1993). Sophia Jex-Blake. London: Routledge.
  • Roberts, Shirley (2004). "Sophia Jex-Blake". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • Margaret Todd (1918). "The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake". Nature. 101 (2546): 461–462. Bibcode:1918Natur.101..461S. doi:10.1038/101461a0. S2CID 4256938. is available at the Internet Archive
  • McCullins, Darren (16 November 2018). "Blazing a trail for first women doctors". BBC News.
  • Scott, Nicola (2018). "Jex-Blake, Sophia". The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 218–219.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Jex-Blake, Sophia". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 938–939.

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