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Georgina Dagmar BERNE

Also known as: Dagmar

Born: 16 November 1866

Died: 22 August 1900

Special Achievements:

Australia’s first female medical student, was admitted to the University of Sydney in 1885, however, hostility towards her caused her to complete her degree in London, returning to set up practice in Sydney’s Macquarie Street in 1895 but she died of tuberculosis five years later. Dr Berne was the second woman doctor to register with the Medical Board of New South Wales.

Additional Information:

After repeatedly failing some professional examinations, in 1890, she transferred to The London School of Medicine for Women. In 1893, she received a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries (LSA), the Scottish Triple: The Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (LRCS), the Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (LRCP), and the Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (LFPS).
2001 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.


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