Mar 242017

Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women30 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HU

In 1886, six years before the first women were admitted to study medicine at the Scottish Universities, Sophia Jex-Blake set up the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women in Chambers Street. During its existence it educated approximately 80 women, with 33 of them completing the course. During its existence the school was never entirely free of financial difficulties and it closed its doors for the last time in 1898. By this time the battle to gain access to medical education had largely been won and the Scottish Universities had been admitting women to study medicine since 1892.

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Sophia Jex-Blake (1840–1912).

Sophia Jex-Blake (1840–1912).

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  1. Hello.
    I’m researching Dr Helen Macdougall, and her graduation records from Edinburgh University list her as studying at the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women from 1910 to 1915. Any thoughts on how this can be, if it closed in 1898? Would appreciate any help.

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