Ross, Charlotte Whitehead (1843–1916)

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Ross, Charlotte Whitehead (1843–1916)

English-Canadian physician. Name variations: Charlotte Whitehead. Born Charlotte Whitehead, July 15, 1843, in Darlington, England; died of arteriosclerosis, Feb 21, 1916, in Winnipeg, Canada; dau. of Isabella Whitehead and Joseph Whitehead (railroad engineer); grandmother of Edith Ross (1st female anesthesiologist at Winnipeg General Hospital, Canada); graduate of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (later Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine), 1875; m. David Ross (Scottish railroad engineer, died 1912); children: 8, including Minnie (Ross) Ross.

The 1st practicing woman physician in the Canadian West and in Montreal, immigrated with family to a farm in Huron Co., Canada (1848); after completing a medical education, moved to Whitemouth, Manitoba, with family and practiced medicine in the Whitemouth community, mostly treating male workers' injuries in the beginning of her career; was an active member of the Manitoba Medical Association; after husband's death (1912), moved to Winnipeg to live with her daughter, Minnie.

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