One of the Edinburgh Seven who studied medicine at Edinburgh. (unable to source photo)
Mary Anderson began her medical training at the University of Edinburgh. When in 1872 the University of Edinburgh decided that women medical students would not be awarded a degree, Anderson continued her studies in Paris.
In 1879 she received her medical doctorate from the Faculté de médecine de Paris, where she wrote her thesis on mitral stenosis and its higher frequency in women than in men.