Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, M.D. (1836-1917)

Elizabeth Garrett was a feminist, politician, and the first female doctor to be trained in Britain. She overcame numerous obstacles to reach her goals. Garrett became determined to have a medical career after meeting Elizabeth Blackwell in 1859. In 1866 she was appointed general medical attendant at St. Mary's dispensary, a London institution that served poor women. The dispensary soon developed into the New Hospital for Women, and was later renamed the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. Garrett also became a visiting physician to the East London Hospital. And with Sophia Jex-Blake, she established a London Medical School for Women. In the early twentieth century, Garrett joined the Women's Social and Political Union. In 1908, Garrett became the first woman mayor in England, for the town of Aldeburgh, in Suffolk. She was married to James Anderson; the couple had three children, one of whom died young.

1875 circa 15 years
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