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Edinburgh Sevenlocked

(act. 1869–1873)
  • M. A. Elston

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Edinburgh Seven (act. 1869–1873), a group of women who attempted to gain professional qualifications in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, were led by Sophia Jex-Blake (1840–1912). The 'Septem contra Edinam', as Jex-Blake sometimes styled them, were the core of the small band of women who battled, ultimately unsuccessfully, to obtain medical degrees from ...

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