The Edinburgh Seven
This group of women were pals who fought to become the first women to go to medical school in the United Kingdom. They began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869, but in the end they were barred from graduating and becoming doctors. While disappointing, their determination to push back against these sexist rules gained national attention, and eventually put women's rights on the national agenda. This led to laws in 1876 that said women could study medicine at university, paving the way for generations of female doctors.
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