Dr Isabel Thorne

Died aged 76

Isabel Jane Thorne (née Pryer; 22 September 1834 – 9 October 1910) was an early campaigner for medical education for women. Mrs Thorne, as she was known, was a member of the feminist Edinburgh Seven, who campaigned and succeeded in securing the right by statute for women to be educated to qualify as doctors. An exemplary Victorian, Thorne's dedication to duty and service was a precursor for the more violent campaigns of the suffragettes to achieve full enfranchisement for women.

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The Edinburgh Seven. Britain's first female medical students 1869 - 1873. The Surgeons' Hall Riot occurred here 18th November 1870.

Surgeons' Hall Museums, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street , Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they studied