Moment in Women’s History: January 21, Sophia Jex-Blake

21 Jan

Happy Birthday, Sophia Jex-Blake

Happy Birthday, Sophia Jex-Blake. Jex-Blake was an early feminist and she was one of the first female doctors in Great Britain. In addition to being a social reformer, she was also a leading campaigner for medical education for women. While in London, Jex-Blake joined a group of feminist that would end becoming critical to the women’s suffrage movement.  Interestingly enough, her cadre of friends included Emily Faithful, Emily Davies, and Louisa Garrett Anderson, all of whom became very vocal proponents of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. She founded two medical schools for women, one in Edinburgh and one in London. For more great information on our Sophia Jex-Blake, click here.

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