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Alice de Boer

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Alice de Boer (1872 - 1955) was a medical doctor in Sri Lanka, and one of the first women in the country to qualify as a doctor.[1][2]


De Boer's family was of Dutch Burgher background. After studying medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, she was an assistant to Mary Nona Fysh, who was the medical officer-in-charge at Lady Havelock Hospital for Women.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Pioneering women doctors of South Asia". NewsIn.Asia. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  2. ^ "Alice de Boer". Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Sunday Times August 29". www.worldgenweb.org. Retrieved 2021-06-05.