Biography Early Life and Education Cicely Williams was born on 2 December 1893 in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where her mother ran a ‘back verandah clinic’. The family migrated to England in 1906 and Cicely attended Bath High School for Girls. Aged 19, Cicely began studying medicine at Somerville College in Oxford. During the First World War, […]
Biography Born ‘Margaret Ann Bulkley’ Cork, Ireland 1809-1812 MD Edinburgh University 1813 – St Thomas Hospital, London; examined at the Royal College of Surgeons and recruited into the army Inspector-General of Hospitals Died 25 July 1865 Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions 1826 – Performed first recorded successful caesarean section (in the English-speaking world) with survival […]
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 – 1917) was an English physician. The first openly female recipient of a UK medical qualification (1865)
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 – 1910) was a British physician. In 1849, Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States. National Women Physicians Day is held on her birthday February 3rd
Edwin Sterling Munson (1870-1958) was an American ophthalmologist.Munson sign, a V-shaped indentation of the lower eyelid when the gaze is directed downwards, an indication that is characteristic of advanced keratoconus.
Biography Margaret was born in 1902, the daughter of a Shropshire rector. She attended Sherborne School for Girls and Royal Free School of Medicine in London. When asked why she chose a medical career, Margaret would reply: “Because a woman cannot be a clergyman!” 1937 she completed her MBBS and began training as a surgeon. […]
Hermann Adolph Wülfing-Lüer (1836 – 1910) German Surgical instrument manufacturer. His wife Jeanne Amélie Lüer invented the original Lüer syringe in 1895