Plaque to Margaret Fairlie

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"She gave me the will to live" surely no higher tribute could be paid to a practitioner of medicine - Alumnus Chronicle

MARGARET FAIRLIE
1891-1963

Among Dundee's first female graduates in medicine, Margaret Fairlie was a distinguished clinician and inspirational teacher who pioneered the use of radium in the treatment of malignant gynaecological diseases in Scotland. She became the first woman appointed to a Scottish university professorship, as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Dundee's medical school, and later the first Scottish woman to be a Consultant Emeritus in Obstetrics.

Designed by: 
Suzanne Scott
Date: 
2016
Material: 
Bronze
Location:
Discovery Walk
Slessor Gardens
Dundee, DD1 1AR
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Plaque to Margaret Fairlie
Plaque to Margaret Fairlie
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The sea holly (bottom right) represents her birthplace of Arbroath, the Eiffel Tower represents her visit to the Marie Curie Foundation in Paris which sparked her interest in the medical use of radium, and the radium connects Paris with Dundee across the top of the plaque.