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What was the opinion of women healers in the middle ages?
The church only allowed men to train as physicians
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What was the opinion of women healers in the 1600s?
The church licensed healers, wise women where not given licences as they were suspected to be witches
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What was the opinion of women healers in the 1700s?
Surgeons had to go to university, women could not so couldn't be surgeons
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When was the Medical Registration Act introduced and what did it entail?
1852 - All doctors had to belong to the college of Physicians, Surgeons or Apothecaries. Women closed to all
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How was Elizabeth Blackwell inspired to be a doctor?
When visiting a dying friend
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How many refusals did Elizabeth Blackwell have before being accepted where?
29 refusals, accepted by a college in New York State
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When did Elizabeth Blackwell graduate?
1849, was top of her class
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What did Elizabeth Blackwell do and when?
Travelled to Europe to meet Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson in 1859
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Where was Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson educated?
At bording school
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How was Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson inspired to be a doctor?
She met Elizabeth Blackwell
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When was Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson refused entry to every college hospital to train as a doctor?
1861-65
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What was significant about Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson becoming a doctor?
First women to become a doctor in Britain
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What did Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson open and when?
Set up the New Hospital for women in London in 1872
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What was Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson appointed and when?
Appointed dean at the London School of Medicine for Women
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When did Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson qualify as a doctor and how?
1865, she found a loop hole in the Society of Apothecaries (they later changed their rules to prevent other women from doing the same)
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When was the act passed to permit women to enter medical professions?
1876
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When was the London School of Medicine for Women set up?
1874
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What book did Florence Nightingale publish and when?
Notes on Nursing in 1860
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What did Florence Nightingale set up and when?
Set up first training school for nurses in 1860
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What impact did Florence Nightingale have on army hospitals?
Improved the survival rate by half in 3 years
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What book did Mary Seacole publish?
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
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What was the name of the place she built for soldiers in the Crimean war?
The British Hotel
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