Life-Drawing: Medical Women in Fact and Fiction

  Sophia Jex-Blake and Margaret Georgina Todd In “Medical Women in Fiction” (1893), Sophia Jex-Blake – one of Victorian Britain’s pioneering women doctors – catalogues and critiques her fictional counterparts. Focusing on a series of British and American novels published between the early 1870s and early 1890s, she declaims any interest in their “literary value”…