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Elizabeth Anderson

b. 1836, Suffolk, England; d. 1917, Suffolk, England

Physician and surgeon Elizabeth Garrett Anderson opened St. Mary’s Dispensary for Women (an outpatient hospital for women and staffed by women) in London in 1866. Two years later, she co-founded the London Medical College for Women, where she taught for twenty-three years and was dean from 1883 to 1903. Anderson received a medical degree from the University of Paris in 1870, was admitted to the British Medical Association in 1873, and was a suffragist and member of the Women’s Social and Political Union (founded 1903).