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Agnes Valentine Thomson

Title: 
Dr.
Other names: 
Her maiden surname was Baxter
Dates: 
1880-1952

Agnes Valentine Baxter was born in
Brechin on 13 May 1880. She was Dux of Brechin High
School and was one of the first women at Aberdeen
University to graduate in arts, medicine and science: M.A.,
1902; B.Sc, 1905; M.B., 1907 She was awarded the Fife Jamieson medal in Anatomy. During the First World War she was appointed
as the Anaesthetist and Lecturer at Aberdeen’s first Sick
Children’s and Maternity Hospital situated at Castle
Terrace, Aberdeen 1916 - 1919.

Elizabeth Ness McBean Ross

Title: 
Doctor
Dates: 
14 February 1878 - 14 February 1915

Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross was born on 14th February 1878, in London, the daughter of Donald Alexander MacBean Ross and Elizabeth Wilson Ross. She grew up in Tain. In 1896 she went to Glasgow to study medicine at Queen Margaret College. She graduated in 1901.

Her first post was in the East Ham area of London, followed by a spell in Colonsay. She then went to Persia. Apart from a trip to Japan, working as a ship's doctor, she worked in Persia until the outbreak of the First World War.

Sources

Mona Chalmers Watson

Title: 
Dr, CBE
Other names: 
Alexandra Mary Geddes; Mona Geddes, Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson
Dates: 
Born 1872, died August 7, 1936

One of the first (if not the first) women to qualify as a doctor from Edinburgh University (MB CM 1896 and MD 1898)

Active suffragist. Supporter of various causes including the Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital which opened in Spring Gardens, Edinburgh in 1925.

First head of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1917)

First president of the Edinburgh Women Citizens' Association (1918)

Medical practitioner and pioneering nutritionist

Images: 
plaque for Alexandra Mary Geddes
plaque for Alexandra Mary Geddes
plaque for Alexandra Mary Geddes
plaque for Alexandra Mary Geddes
plaque for Alexandra Mary Geddes
Sources
History company blog post
Edinburgh still failing Elsie Inglis
Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson
Wikipedia Biography

Flora Murray

Title: 
Dr
Dates: 
1869 - 1923

Flora was born at Murraythwaite in Dumfries on 8 May 1869. Her parents were landed propietor John Murray, a Captain in the Royal Navy, and Grace Harriet Graham.

Flora was a medical pioneer and a suffragette, becoming a member of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1908. She trained at the London School of Medicine for Women (LSMW), finishing her course at Durham.

Images: 
Flora Murray 1914
Sources
1869 Murray, Flora (Statutory Births 817/00 0012)
birth record of Flora Murray
Flora Murray
encyclopaedia biography page
Deeds not Words: The Women of Endell Street
article by John Bull

Elizabeth Blackwell

Title: 
Dr.
Dates: 
3 Feb 1821 - 1910

Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England and moved to America with her family aged 12. Her father's death in 1838 meant that Elizabeth and her sisters had to help support the family, initially by teaching.

She became the first woman to study medicine in America, graduating in 1849.

In the 1860s she organized a unit of female field doctors during the Civil War

Kirsty Semple

Title: 
Dr.
Other names: 
Her husband's surname was Gibson.
Dates: 
1924- 9 May 1995

Born in Edinburgh in 1924, Kirsty Semple graduated in medicine. She ran a G.P. practice in Dundee from 1951-1981. She married Ian S. Gibson in 1958 and they had two sons. A visit to Canada inspired her to set up Tayside Breast Care and Mastectomy Group in 1978. She also helped set up Tayside Council on Addictions. She was an elder and acting beadle at the Steeple Church and ran a tea room for the homeless. Kirsty Semple died on 9 May 1995.

Sources
Dundee Women's Trail website
Further footsteps section.

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake

Title: 
Doctor
Dates: 
Born 21 January 1840, died 7 January 1912

Sophia Jex-Blake was the daughter of Maria Cubitt, and Thomas Jex-Blake, retired barrister. Described as ‘excessively clever’, she was unhappy with the lack of educational opportunities available to her as a woman.

She studied at Queen’s College, London, from 1858, qualifying as a teacher and giving her services free to organisations providing education to poor women and children. In 1862, she took a temporary post in Mannheim, Germany, but was unhappy there.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Nicki Scott

Elsie Inglis

Title: 
Doctor
Dates: 
Born 16 August 1864, died 26 November 1917

Elsie Inglis was the daughter of Harriet Thompson, and John Forbes Inglis, magistrate. She attended the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women and later worked as a house surgeon in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital for Women in London. After gaining midwifery experience at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, she set up medical practice in Edinburgh in 1894 in partnership with Jessie McGregor. In 1899 she gained her MBChM from the University of Edinburgh.

Images: 
Detail from the Great Tapestry of Scotland
Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
Based on an entry by Helen Dingwal
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
2004
The picture is a panel of the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Elizabeth Latto Ewen

Title: 
Doctor
Dates: 
1875-1965

Aberdeen's first female general Practitioner, Elizabeth Latto Ewen was born in Fyvie. She studied in Edinburgh and Dublin before returning to Aberdeen to open the city's first Ladies' Medical Practice in Chapel Street in 1896. She also worked as a medical examiner for the Colonial Mutual Assurance Society and became the first woman member of the local branch of the British Medical Association.

Sources
Aberdeen Journal
12 Aug 1896.

Mary Esslemont

Title: 
Doctor
Dates: 
1891-1984

Mary Esslemont was the daughter of Clementina MacDonald, who was active in many areas of female activism, and George B Esslemont, MP. She gained three degrees from Aberdeen University (B.Sc., MA, MBChB) and was the first female President of the Student Representative Council. She was a GP who was particularly concerned with Aberdeen's poor, and was active in many areas, especially women's rights. She was awarded the CBE in 1955.

Images: 
Gravestone in Allenvale Cemetery
Gravestone in Allenvale Cemetery
Gravestone in Allenvale Cemetery
Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Jennifer Carter
Illustration of part of wall art in St Nicholas Lane, Aberdeen.
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