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Greig, Janet Lindsay (Jenny) (1874 - 1950)

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Born
8 August 1874
Broughty Ferry, Scotland
Died
18 October 1950
London, England
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

The daughter of merchant Robert Lindsay and Jane Stocks (née Macfarlane) Jenny Greig graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1895. She devoted her life to the service of women, especially in the field of medicine. One of the founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital when Greig retired in 1948 she had been an active member of the honorary medical staff for over 50 years. When the hospital added a new pathology block in 1937 it was named after her. Greig is recognized as the first woman anaesthetist in Victoria: she was honorary anaesthetist at the Women's Hospital in Melbourne from 1900 to 1917, honorary assistant anaesthetist at the Melbourne Hospital in 1903 and was admitted as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1940. Greig died will visiting London in 1950.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Greig, Janet Lindsay (Jenny) (1874-1951)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090686b.htm; Campbell, Ruth and Hack, J Barton, 'Greig, Jane Stocks (1877-1939) and Janet Lindsay (1974-1950), medical practitioners, Clara Puella (1877-1957), tutor, Grata Flos Matilda (1880-1958) barrister and solicitor, and Stella Fida (1889-1913), law graduate.', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090105b.htm.

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