International Women's Day: women medics and the First World War

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, Carly Manson, Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, looks back at some of the pioneering women of the past who broke down gender barriers, fighting for an education to become medics during the First World War.

IMAGE- Photograph of the St George’s Hospital residential house staff, with two of the Medical School’s first female students, 1917. Helen Ingleby on the far left, Hetty Ethelberta Claremont far right.

St George’s Hospital residential house staff