British Women Physicians

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Throughout history, there have been many British women physicians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female physicians such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Cicely Saunders, Janet Lane-Claypon, Carol M. Black, Philippa Perry.
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Rosalind Franklin
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Birthdate: July 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, England
Died: April 16, 1958
Chemist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin is remembered for her pathbreaking X-ray diffraction studies of DNA, which helped in the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the double helix structure of DNA by Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins later. She also worked on the molecular structures of viruses. 
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Cicely Saunders
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Birthdate: June 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Died: July 14, 2005
A pioneer of the hospice movement, English nurse and social worker Cicely Saunders not only developed the palliative care approach but also established the St. Christopher’s Hospice in London. A supporter of medical ethics, she was against voluntary euthanasia. She won numerous awards, such as the Templeton Prize.
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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Mayor of Aldeburgh)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
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Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: December 17, 1917

The first female doctor and surgeon of Britain, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was initially denied admission to medical schools because of her gender and had thus started studying privately. Soon after joining the Marylebone Dispensary as an attendant, she contributed to the formation of the New Hospital for Women.

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Philippa Perry
(Psychotherapist, Novelist)
Philippa Perry
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Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warrington
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Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
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Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake was an English teacher, physician, and feminist. A pioneer of medical education for women, Jex-Blake was the first woman to practise medicine in Scotland. She was also involved in the establishment of two medical schools for women in Edinburgh and London at a time when no medical schools were training women.

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Carol M. Black
(Physician)
Carol M. Black
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Birthdate: December 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
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Leyla Hussein
(Psychotherapist)
Leyla Hussein
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Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somalia
Penelope J. Leach
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Birthdate: November 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Ann Redgrave
(Physician, Rower)
Ann Redgrave
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Birthdate: March 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sussex, England
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Müge Çevik
(Physician)
Müge Çevik
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Birthplace: Turkey
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Maheshi Ramasamy
(Physician)
Maheshi Ramasamy
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Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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Edith Summerskill
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Birthdate: April 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 1980
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Janet Lane-Claypon
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Birthdate: February 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lincolnshire
Died: July 17, 1967
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Katharina Dalton
(Physician)
Katharina Dalton
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Birthdate: November 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 17, 2004
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Elizabeth Gardner
(Former Physicist best known for her groundbreaking work on a phase transition known as the Gardner transition and on disordered networks)
Elizabeth Gardner
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Birthdate: August 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheshire, United Kingdom
Died: June 18, 1988