Bagshaw, Elizabeth (1881–1982)

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Bagshaw, Elizabeth (1881–1982)

Canadian physician. Born Oct 19, 1881, in Ontario, Canada; died Jan 5, 1982; dau. of John and Eliza (Beatty) Bagshaw; attended Ontario Medical College for Women and University of Toronto; never married; children: (adopted) John and Voureen.

Served in private practice under Emma Leila Skinner; opened own practice in Hamilton, Ontario (1906); studied birth-control methods at Margaret Sanger's NY clinic; served as medical director of Birth Control Society of Hamilton (later part of Planned Parenthood Society), which was the 1st birth control clinic in Canada (1932–66). Named Hamilton's Citizen of the Year (1970); received Order of Canada Medal (1973).

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