Freida Ruth HEIGHWAY
Also known as: née Heighway, Dr Ruth Heighway, Freda Abbie
Born: 2 June 1907
Died: 30 December 1963Special Achievements:
First Australian woman member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, she was admitted by examination in 1934, later becoming the first woman to graduate with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Sydney in 1939.
Peel, John. (1976). The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists [RCOG], 1929-1969. London: Whitefriars Press Ltd. Page 196.