️Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first female doctor in England. After meeting with Elizabeth Blackwell, the first American woman physician, Elizabeth decided to become a doctor. Elizabeth was denied admission to medical school, so she enrolled as a nursing student and began attending classes intended for her male classmates. There was no specific rules preventing Elizabeth from taking the examinations for the Society of Apothecaries, but after she passed and earned her certifications the rules were changed to prevent other women from becoming physicians. Elizabeth was able to earn her degree by learning french and attending the University of Paris, however the British Medical Register still refused to recognize her qualifications. In 1872, Elizabeth found the New Hospital for Women, which was staffed entirely by women.