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Portrait (at the age of 25) of the English physician Sophia Jex-Blake (1840-1912). In 1874 Jex-Blake founded the London School of Medicine whereas only in 1877 she gained the legal right to practice in U.K. She also worked for a long period (1878-1899) in Edinburgh, Scotland, where in 1886 she estabilished a school of medicine for women.
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