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Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson

Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson

Birth
Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England
Death 15 Nov 1943 (aged 70)
Penn, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Penn, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England
Memorial ID 6531849 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer, Social Reformer. She was educated at St. Leonard's School, St. Andrews, and at the London School of Medicine for Women (located at the Royal Free Hospital). Her father was a shipowner; her mother was the first woman to qualify as a doctor, and the first woman to be elected Mayor in Great Britian (of Aldeburgh, where she is buried). Until the outbreak of the First World War, when she went to France with the Women's Hospital Corps, Louisa was engaged in private practice and hospital work. In 1912, she was imprisoned, briefly, for her suffragette activities. In addition to many articles of medicine, she wrote a biography of her mother, in 1939. She never married and is buried with her friend and colleague, Flora Murray near to her home at Paul End, in Penn. The inscription on her tomb reads "Louisa Garrett Anderson, C.B.E., M.D., Chief Surgeon Women's Hospital Corps 1914-1919. Daughter of James George Skelton Anderson and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Born 28th. July 1873, died November 15th. 1943. We have been gloriously happy."

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6531849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson (28 Jul 1873–15 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6531849, citing Holy Trinity Churchyard, Penn, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .