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Representing Equality: A Comparative Study Of How The New Hospital For Women And Punch Cartoon, ‘Our Pretty Doctor’ Depicted The Acceptance Of The First Female Doctors In Britain, Alexander Goldsmith

‘Our Pretty Doctor’ appeared in Punch on August 1870, following Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s appointment as a visiting physician to the East London Hospital for Children, the first medical posting for a woman in Britain. The New Hospital for Women was opened in 1872 as the first hospital to be entirely staffed by women and provide specialised medical care for women and children, under the supervision of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. This article intends to examine how the art and architecture of these two artefacts represent the achievements of women in medicine, particularly Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and captured this niche victory in the wider struggle for gender equality.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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