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Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette, was born at the house of her paternal uncle, 9 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London, on 28 July 1873, the eldest of the three children and the only surviving daughter of James George Skelton Anderson (1838–1907), shipowner, and his wife, the pioneering physician ...

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Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873–1943) by Francis Dodd © reserved / artist's estate / Royal Free Hospital

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Barnes, Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor (1912–1999), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Cliff Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1912, the first of five children of Walter Wharton Barnes, a Methodist minister from Addingham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Mary, formerly Ibbetson...

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Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (1912–1999) by Nick Sinclair, 1995 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beck, Diana Jean Kinloch (1900–1956), neurosurgeon, was born on 29 June 1900 at Hoole, Chester, the only girl of the three children of James Beck, a master draper of Scottish descent, and his wife, Margaret Helena Kinloch. From the Queen's School at Chester...

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Blake, Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich- (1865–1925), surgeon, was born on 15 August 1865, at the rectory, Chingford, Essex, eldest daughter and second of six children of the Revd Frederick James Aldrich-Blake (formerly Aldrich; 1824–1904), rector of Chingford, and his wife, Louisa Blake Morrison (...

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Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich- Blake (1865–1925) by Sir William Orpen, 1921 Collection Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London; photograph © Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Brown, Maud Frances Forrester- (1885–1970), orthopaedic surgeon, was born at Wyverndern, The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, on 15 November 1885, the daughter of James Samuel Brown, civil engineer, and his wife, Emma Laetitia, née Tomkins. No evidence of siblings has been traced. After spending some of her childhood in ...

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Colley, Eleanor Davies- (1874–1934), surgeon and a founder of the South London Hospital for Women and Children, was born on 21 August 1874, at Hilliers, Petworth, Sussex, the second daughter of John Neville Colley Davies-Colley, a surgeon on the staff of Guy's Hospital, London...

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Dalton [née Kuipers], Katharina Dorothea [Kittie] (1916–2004), chiropodist and physician, was born at Delaporte Gardens, Muswell Hill, London, on 12 November 1916, the second of five children of Johannes Kuipers, provision merchant, and his wife, Anna, née Knoester. Her parents were Dutch émigrés. She was still young when her father died but, as he had been a freemason, she was educated at the ...

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D'Arcy, Dame Constance Elizabeth (1879–1950), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 1 June 1879 at Rylstone, New South Wales, the fifth daughter and the youngest of the ten children of Murty D'Arcy, a sergeant of police, and his wife, Bridget Synnott. She passed the senior public examination from ...

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Inglis, Elsie Maud (1864–1917), physician and surgeon, was born at Naini Tal, in the Himalayan foothills of India, on 16 August 1864. She was the second daughter of John Inglis (1820–1894), who was in the service of the East India Company, and his wife, ...

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Elsie Maud Inglis (1864–1917) by unknown photographer, c. 1914–17 photograph courtesy of Lothian Health Services Archive

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Lloyd [née Shufflebotham], Dame Hilda Nora (1891–1982), gynaecologist and obstetrician, was born on 11 August 1891 at 170 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the younger daughter of John Shufflebotham (d. 1937), a master grocer, and his wife, Emma Amelia Jenkins. She was a foundation scholar at ...

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Louisa Martindale (1872–1966) by Frank O. Salisbury, exh. Ehrlich Galleries, New York, 1925 © Estate of Frank O. Salisbury. All rights reserved, DACS 2010; New Sussex Hospital, Brighton; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Martindale, Louisa (1872–1966), gynaecologist and suffragist, the elder daughter of William Martindale (1833/4–c.1874), a City of London businessman, and Louisa Spicer [see Martindale, Louisa (1839-1914)], his second wife, was born at Gainsborough Lodge, Leytonstone, London, on 30 October 1872. Her father was an evangelical Anglican, her mother a Congregationalist. ...

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Maude [married name Nasmyth], Dorothea Clara (1879–1959), physician and surgeon, was born in South Kensington, London, on 26 February 1879, the third of five daughters of Ashley Henry Maude (1850–1933) and his wife, Emma Constance, née Henry (1866–1889). Her paternal grandfather, Colonel Sir George Ashley Maude (1817–1894)...

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McIlroy, Dame (Anne) Louise (1878–1968), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born at Lavin House, co. Antrim, Ireland, daughter of James McIlroy, general practitioner of Ballycastle, co. Antrim. Her sister, Janie Hamilton McIlroy, became a specialist in ophthalmology. Louise McIlroy graduated MB ChB at Glasgow University...

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Puxon [née Hale], (Christine) Margaret (1915–2008), gynaecologist, obstetrician, and barrister, was born at 15 High Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, on 25 July 1915, the daughter of Reginald Wood Hale (1884–1971), iron merchant, and his wife, Clara Lilian, née Poulton (1887–1948). She was brought up in ...