Elsie Inglis

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Elsie Maud Inglis
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Elsie Inglis
Born16 August 1864(1864-08-16)
Naini Tal, India
Died26 November 1917(1917-11-26) (aged 53)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Ingland
Restin place
(en) Dean cemetery
NaitionalityBritish
Ither names(en) The Woman with the Torch
Alma mater(en) University of Edinburgh
ThriftDoctor
Kent forSuffragist; First World War doctor; (en) campaigner for women and children's health
Honours[[Order of the White Eagle (Serbia) |Serbian Order of the White Eagle (First Class)]]

Elsie Maud Inglis (16 August 1864 – 26 November 1917) wis ane o the Scots pioneer physicians and surgeons, inspiring teacher,[1] and suffragist, and stairtit the Scottish Weemen's Hospitals,[2] and wis the first weeman gien the Serbian Order o the White Eagle.[3]

Life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inglis wis born Elsie (Eliza) Maud Inglis on 16 August 1864 in Naini Tal, Indie and dee'd 26 November 1917 in Newcastle, Ingland.[4]

The Hospice Ryal Mile

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inglis wis in the first group o weemen tae study medicine in Scotland an tae qualifee. She wis, alangsyd Grace Cadell, ane o the first entrants tae the Embro Schuill o Medicine fer Women, set up bi Sophia Jex-Blake . In 1982, efter passin the examins fur the 'Triple Qualification' o LRCPE, LRCSE an LFPSG (en) Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. This quality haed been set up wi the three Scots Medical Royal Colleges to allou fowk thit coudnae enter universitie tae dae exams alike tae the yins duin bi universitie students. This slloued her name tae git ontae the Medical Registrate an alloued her tae practise as a doctor. Weemen didnae graduate in medicine frae a Scots University until 1894, and (en) Inglis gained her MBChM qualification in 1899, from the Varsity o Edinburgh.[4]

(en) " The Chief" (Elsie Inglis) and some of her sisters 1916

In 1886. Inglis stairtit up the Medical Women's Club ((in Scots) Medical Weemen's Club), set up wi the prime aim tae stairt a hospital fur weemen, The Hospice, on the Ryal Mile, a hospital fur weemen an bairns.[5] Inglis (en) wi her suffragist connections was able to fund and set up the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service in Warld War One, treating the injured of all nations.[6]

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Greatest Scot? The many talents of Dr. Elsie Inglis".
  2. "Scrapbook [relating to the Scottish Women's Hospital]".
  3. "Serbian White Eagle: Scotswoman as the first woman recipient", Aberdeen Journal, 15 April 1916
  4. a b Ewan, Elizabeth; Innes, Sue; Reynolds, Siân; Pipes, Rose, eds. (2006). Inglis, Elsie Maude. The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 177–178. ISBN 978-0-7486-3293-0.
  5. "The Legacy of Elsie Inglis Edinburgh's Shame".
  6. "Scottish Women's Hospital Unit".