Lilian Violet COOPER
Also known as: Dr Lilian Cooper
Born: 11 August 1861
Died: 18 August 1947Special Achievements:
English born and London-trained, she emigrated in 1891 and set up practice in Brisbane, becoming Queensland's first woman doctor. She used a horse and sulky by day and a bicycle by night to do her city rounds, later becoming one of the first women to drive a car in Brisbane. The first woman surgeon appointed to the Mater Misericordiae Public Hospital, she was initially denied the services of an anaesthetist for her operations by the all male hierarchy.
Image - Residence of Dr. Lilian Cooper in George Street Brisbane
Description: English Creator: Unidentified Location: Queensland; Lat/long: -24.13,145.65 Description: Brisbane residence of the first registered female doctor in Queensland, Dr. Lilian Cooper. Two storey home with verandahs top and bottom separated by an arched entryway. The Hotel Cecil can be seen several buildings further down the street. View this image at the State Library of Queensland: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/114255 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland Date: 1 January 1917, 00:00:00 Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/17250575345/ Author: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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