The Edinburgh Seven
The Story of the First Women to Study Medicine
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
184 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 15 mono illustrations
- June 2023
- In Stock
But some of the traditional professors at the university did not approve of women becoming practicing doctors. The medical women would soon discover that they were welcome as hobbyists but not as competitors with male students. There were legal wrangles, court cases, personal attacks and even a full blown riot - all because some male medics wanted rid of the women. And the women did leave Edinburgh - without degrees. But they finished their studies in mainland Europe and came back as fully fledged doctors.
In 2019, the University of Edinburgh awarded the Seven their degrees posthumously via current day medical students. At last, the right thing was done, but the struggles of the original Seven should never be forgotten. This is their story.