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Late Dr. Emily Stowe inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The SOGC is delighted that the late Dr. Emily Stowe has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMFH). Dr. Stowe was the first Canadian female physician and accoucheur (doctor trained in childbirth). She graduated from the New York Medical College for Women in 1867 and set up her practice in Toronto that same year. The launch of Dr. Stowe’s career also marks Canada’s 150th birthday.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are individuals whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. On this special occasion, we applaud Dr. Stowe's contribution to improving the care of women in Canada. Her work truly embodies the 2020 vision of the SOGC: Quality of Care, Education, Advocacy and Growing Stronger. 

A special thanks to Carine Trazo, a former SOGC summer student and history major, now Coordinator, Communities of Practice with The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada, who first suggested the SOGC spearhead an application for Dr. Stowe’s recognition.