Key Insights From:
Women in White Coats
Audio Available | 12 Minute Read
Published: Mar 15, 2022
- Agnodice is the first historical account of a female practicing medicine in ancient Greece, but she had to do so disguised as a man.
- After being rejected by 29 medical schools, Elizabeth Blackwell was finally accepted to Geneva Medical College in 1847.
- Elizabeth Blackwell’s inspiration extended across the Atlantic.
- Sophia Jex-Blake traveled a different path, but it also led to a medical degree.
- Medicine was worlds away from where it is in modern times, especially when it comes to female medical conditions and sanitation efforts.
- The London School of Medicine was groundbreaking in the education of women, and its longevity as a functioning hospital.