Elsie Inglis

Elsie Inglis (1864 –1917) was a doctor and a suffragist, training at the Edinburgh School of Medicine. During WW1 – a women of nearly 50 – Inglis tried to join the war efforts but was rejected. Undeterred, she set up the independently run and funded Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service (SWH), establishing fourteen hospital units across Europe. She was the first woman to be awarded the order of the white eagle.

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