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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1836-1917 – Biography First Edition
by her daughter,
Louisa Garrett Anderson
The scarce First Edition of this fascinating biography of the founder of the Hospital for Women which was renamed Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital following her death in 1917.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was a pioneer on many levels. The first female to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain (repeating this remarkable achievement later in France), subsequently to become the first dean of a medical school in Britain. Beyond medicine she became the first woman elected to a school board, and later became the first female mayor and magistrate in the country following her retirement to Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Unsurprisingly she was also an active suffragette, as was her militant daughter who wrote this biography of her mother in 1939.
The book is hardback in blue cloth, pp338, including Two Appendices (Miscellaneous & Biographical Notes) and a lengthy index. 8 half-tone plates.
Good overall condition (cloth quite heavily worn, mainly at edges and corners, also frayed at head of spine; previous owner’s inscription to flyleaf; contents tight and clean; no dustjacket).
Faber and Faber, 1939. First edition.