Elizabeth Latto Ewen


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.

The Aberdeen Journal 12 Aug 1896 reported that she had had a brilliant career at the Edinburgh Medical College for Women and added "Dr Ewen is possessed of a charming manner, and she has the good wishes of many friends for success in the work she has chosen"

Aberdeen Journal
12 Aug 1896.