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The London School of Medicine for Women

  • Adrian Thomas
  • Francis Duck
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

In order to study medicine, Florence had to move to London. The London School of Medicine was a unique institution being a medical school with a purely female intake and was clinically associated to the Royal Free Hospital. Florence had a distinguished undergraduate career and won many prizes. On qualification as a doctor, Florence held a series of posts, including the New Hospital for Women and the Royal Eye Hospital, and was subsequently able to obtain a residential post as a house surgeon at the Victoria Hospital for Sick Children, Hull. On returning to London, Florence worked as an anatomy demonstrator at her old medical school. Florence was committed to promoting the health of young women and lectured in anatomy to the physical education students at Madame Österberg’s Physical Training College Dartford Heath in Kent. She also gave medical advice to the Chelsea College of Physical Education.

Keywords

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Sophia Jex-Blake Louisa Martindale Mary Murdoch Martina Bergman Österberg Royal Free Hospital Women in medicine Mary Scharlieb 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Thomas
    • 1
  • Francis Duck
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, School of Allied and Public Health ProfessionsCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Formerly University of BathBathUK

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