Scott, Jessie Ann (1883–1959)

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Scott, Jessie Ann (1883–1959)

New Zealand physician, medical officer, and prisoner of war. Born Aug 9, 1883, at Brookside, Canterbury, New Zealand; died Aug 15, 1959, at Christchurch; dau. of David Scott (farmer) and Mary (Armit) Scott; University of Edinburgh, Scotland, MB, ChB, 1909, MD, 1912.

After serving as medical officer at Edinburgh Hospital and Dispensary for Women and Children, and as medical officer at London County Council, established private practice in Auckland, New Zealand (1913); joined Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service and served in Serbia, where her unit was held captive by Austrian forces (1915–16); attached to Royal Army Medical Corps in Salonika, and served in France (1919); returned to Christchurch to work as obstetrician and gynecologist at Christchurch Hospital (1924). Received Order of St Sava, third class, by Serbian government.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).