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1898: Hospital accepts first female doctor

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The hospital accepts its first female doctor - Dr. Ethel Mary Cowan.

Dr. Mary Cowan completed nurse training at Ballarat Hospital before studying medicine at the University of Melbourne.

A Children's Hospital honorary, Charles Ryan, said "I have formed a high opinion of her ability, and take pleasure in recommending her to any institution requiring the services of a well-qualified Resident Officer."

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