Laura Margaret FOWLER
Also known as: née Fowler, Laura Hope
Born: 3 May 1870
Died: 14 September 1952Special Achievements:
The first women doctors to complete their training in Australia graduated in 1891. Laura Fowler was the first woman to graduate from the University of Adelaide’s Medical School and was Australia’s first female surgeon.
She spent most of her career as a doctor in Bengal, India.
Image - Laura Margaret Hope née Fowler
Summary: Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Hope in seven eighths view. She was a doctor, the first woman to enrol in Medicine at the University of Adelaide. She and her huband Doctor Charles Henry Standish Hope did medical and Baptist missionary work in India and Serbia. [On back of photograph] 'Mrs. Laura Margaret Hope (nee Fowler) / October 1925?' Physical description: Photograph; 14.3 cm x 10.3 cm Dates / Publication details: Approximately 1925 Photographer: Vandyck Studio Collection: Part of Portrait Collection Subject: Hope, Laura Margaret, 1868-1952
State Library of South Australia
(2010, March). 125 years of medical excellence. Adelaidean, Volume 19, Number 1, pages 10-11.