Campaigner for women's medical training

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Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake

Born 21 January 1840, died 7 January 1912

Sophia Jex-Blake was the daughter of Maria Cubitt, and Thomas Jex-Blake, retired barrister. Described as ‘excessively clever’, she was unhappy with the lack of educational opportunities available to her as a woman.

She studied at Queen’s College, London, from 1858, qualifying as a teacher and giving her services free to organisations providing education to poor women and children. In 1862, she took a temporary post in Mannheim, Germany, but was unhappy there.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Nicki Scott
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