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  • Aldrich-Blake, Louisa Brandreth, 1865-1925.
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Aldrich-Blake, Louisa Brandreth (1865-1925)
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About this work


Collection of lecture note-books, written while a student at the London School of Medicine for Women: together with later notes, etc. Author's holograph MSS. Many of the note-books are written in pencil, those on anatomy and physiology are illustrated with rough pencil drawings, some coloured in crayon. Produced in London.



Physical description

39 volumes 39 vols. v.s. Original cloth and paper covers.

Acquisition note

Presented 1926.

Biographical note

The author, a pioneer woman surgeon, entered the London School of Medicine for Women in 1887, and qualified M.D. at London University in 1894. She practised in London, and from 1910 to 1925 was surgeon to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. In 1914 she was made Dean of the London School of Medicine for Women, a post she retained until her death in December 1925; earlier in the same year she had appeared as a D.B.E. in the Honours List. For further information see The Lancet, 1926, i. pp. 101-102.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

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