Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Edinburgh Seven

  • Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, first British woman doctor

    Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (1840-1912) was a rebellious child from the very start, “fresh, willful, and naughty.”1 She attended Queen’s College in London over the objection of her very conservative father, who upon graduation allowed her to take up a position as a mathematics tutor only if she did not take a salary (1859). After teaching…