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WHYTE, Margaret

Special Achievements:

1891 - One of the first two women to graduate in Medicine from Melbourne University - the other was Clara STONE.
"When the final results appeared Margaret Whyte had done brilliantly, winning the prizes as well as two scholarships each valued at about £70 --- a  lot in those days."
She "took up private practice for a year and then, when the Women's Hospital advertised a vacant residency she applied and was duly appointed.  She later married Dr. Martell and retired from practice.  Dr. Whyte was the only woman of this first group to marry."


Resources

  • References

    Neve, M. Hutton.  (1980).  ‘This Mad Folly!’Sydney:  Library of Australian History.  pp.  28-35.
    Special Achievements quotes are from this source.


  • Image - Margaret Whyte

    MISS MARGARET WHYTE. Image IAN01/12/91/9

    State Library of Victoria. There are no copyright restrictions on this work.