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Dr Louisa Martindale (1872-1966)

Dr Louisa Martindale (1872-1966)

Dr Louisa Martindale was a groundbreaking surgeon.

Martindale championed women in the medical profession internationally and worked to open women’s hospitals throughout her life. She performed more than 7,000 surgeries, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians in 1933. She also pioneered radium treatment for cervical and ovarian cancer in Britain.

 

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