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The career of Dr. Edith Pechey-Phipson exemplifies the struggles of women to gain a foothold in medicine during the nineteenth century. She was one of the group of five women led by Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake who fought from 1869 to 1877 to gain admittance to a British medical school and to be registered as practitioners. These goals were reached after many vicissitudes and recourse to legal action, but the path was smoothed for the women who followed them.
Dr. Pechey pioneered again when she went to India in 1883 as the first medical superintendent of the new Cama Hospital for
Edith Pechey-Phipson, M.D. The Story of England's Foremost Pioneering Woman Doctor.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:144–145. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-144_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):144-145.
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