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Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen 1857-1943

Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
In Mount Pleasant, in front of a public school
at 667 Mount Pleasant Road (Road 24)
on the west side, north of Road 26

Coordinates: N 43 04.914 W 80 18.750


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Plaque Text

Canada's first woman graduate in medicine was born in Mount Pleasant. She attended the Toronto School of Medicine, received her degree from Victoria University in 1883, and was licensed to practise. Her mother, Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, had graduated in New York State in 1868, and after a prolonged struggle for recognition had been licensed to practise medicine in 1880, thus becoming Canada's first woman doctor. Both were ardent feminists, and devoted themselves to the advancement of women in education and public life. Dr. Emily Stowe organized the Canadian movement for female suffrage, and under her daughter's leadership women in Ontario received the franchise in 1917.

Related Ontario plaques
Emily Howard Jennings Stowe, M.D.
Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Related Toronto plaque
Dr. Emily Stowe (1831-1903)


Doctors and Nurses

Brant County Plaques