Medicine: Charlotte Whitehead Ross

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Charlotte Whitehead Ross
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Charlotte Whitehead Ross (Herstory 1978) began to study medicine on her own, eventually becoming the first woman to practise medicine in western Canada. In 1881, at about age 40 and with five children, she came to Whitemouth, Manitoba, where she worked 30 years.



Could anything be more natural and reasonable than that women whose special business has always been to minister to humanity as mothers, nurses or teachers should share the work of reconstructing society on a safer and saner basis?
(Sophia Dixon, 1932)


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