Campbell, Mary (1877–1954)

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Campbell, Mary (1877–1954)

British medical reformer. Name variations: Dame Mary Campbell, Janet Mary Campbell, Janet Campbell. Born Janet Mary Campbell, 1877, in England; died 1954 in England; dau. of a banker; graduate of London School of Medicine for Women; trained at Royal Free Hospital, 1902, and at Belgrave Hospital for Children, 1904.

Early state medical officer and reformer, graduated with several qualifications from London School of Medicine, one of the 1st women to be permitted to study medicine; was appointed assistant school medical inspector to London Country Council (1905) and later 1st full-time woman medical officer on board of education; co-founded Medical Woman's Federation (1917), an organization still extant, to represent interests of women medical practitioners and women patients, addressing such concerns as venereal disease, prostitution, birth control and maternal and infant health; served as Britain's 1st woman senior medical officer for maternity and child welfare at Ministry of Health (1919–34); writings include Physical Welfare of Mother and Children (1917) and A Comprehensive Report on Maternity Services (1945). Awarded Dame of British Empire (DBE, 1924).

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