Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Path-breaking Victorian

Mamata Pandya
The Victorian era is considered the golden age of England — an era of peace, prosperity, and progress. However, despite a woman monarch, there was little for women to celebrate as independent individuals. At a time when their role was restricted to domesticity and motherhood, Elizabeth Garret Anderson dared to dream and succeeded in becoming the first woman to practice medicine in the UK. In a month that celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Teacher Plus brings you a new column that will introduce you to trailblazing women in the field of science.