reformer and suffragette
One of the first women doctors, Elsie Ingliss experience
of bigotry in the medical profession and of the poverty of maternity
provision led her in 1901 to establish a maternity hospital
staffed entirely by women (later the Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity
Hospital). She founded the Scottish Womens Suffrage Federation
and was the driving force behind the organisation of all-women
mobile surgical units sent to the front in the First World War.