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Street named after Agnes Sjöberg (Helsinki, Finland)

    Agnes Sjöberg (Agnes Hildegard Sjöberg) (born Kauhajoki, Finland, 1888, – died Seinäjoki, Finland, 1964) was a Finnish veterinarian. In 1913, she was the first woman in Europe who was granted permission to take a Bachelor’s Degree in veterinary medicine. Sjöberg studied at pre-doctoral degree in Berlin and worked in Mecklenburg. She defended her PhD in veterinary medicine in Dresden in 1918. After graduation, Sjöberg worked as a veterinarian in Finland, England, Germany and the United States. She founded her own clinic in Finland in 1926 but her research was not as recognised in her own homeland as it was abroad. She faced discrimination from her male colleagues while working and studying veterinary.

    Biography available on Wikipedia.

    Address: Agnes Sjöbergin katu, 00790 Helsinki, Finland.