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Maud Frances Forrester-Brown

(1885-1970), Orthopaedic surgeon and author

Sitter in 3 portraits
Forrester-Brown was awarded a scholarship to study at the London School of Medicine for Women, founded by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Sophia Jex-Blake in 1906. A Gilchrist studentship from London University followed, enabling her to study operative gynaecology in Berlin. She later gained an MD in gynaecology and was house surgeon to Sir Harold Stiles at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Forrester-Brown became visiting surgeon to children’s clinics across the South West of England, performing hundreds of operations. In 1921 she became the first female member of the British Orthopaedic Association and was later given the title of Emeritus Fellow. She was the author of many influential publications on children’s congenital conditions and their treatment, including Diagnosis and Treatment of Deformities in Infancy and Childhood, 1929, and Paralysis in Children, 1933.

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Maud Frances Forrester-Brown

by Lafayette
half-plate nitrate negative, 10 February 1928
NPG x42339

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Maud Frances Forrester-Brown

by Lafayette
half-plate nitrate negative, 10 February 1928
NPG x42340

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Maud Frances Forrester-Brown

by Lafayette
half-plate nitrate negative, 10 February 1928
NPG x42341

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