Mary Anderson (gynaecologist)
Mary Margaret Anderson
12 February 1932
|Died||17 February 2006 (aged 74)|
|Cause of death||complications of Parkinson’s disease|
|Education||University of Edinburgh|
|Known for||Anderson Maternity Unit at Lewisham Hospital is named in her honour|
|Field||obstetrics and gynaecology|
|Institutions||St Mary's Hospital, London|
University Hospital Lewisham
Anderson was born on 12 February 1932, in Forres, Scotland. Her mother was a mathematics teacher and her father a pharmacist. She was educated at Forres Academy where she was the Dux. She studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh graduating in 1956. She moved to London to complete her medical education before taking up the post of the first female obstetrics registrar appointed at St Mary's Hospital in London.
She served as Vice-President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 1989 to 1992 and as a member of the Committee of the Future of Maternity Services, chaired by Baroness Cumberlege.
The Anderson Maternity Unit at Lewisham Hospital is named in her honour.
- "Mary Margaret Anderson - Longer version". British Medical Journal. 1 January 2018. ISSN 1756-1833.
- "Mary Anderson – an appreciation". The Scotsman. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- Daphne Christie; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2001), Maternal Care, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-079-3, Wikidata Q29581655
- "No. 54427". The London Gazette. 14 June 1996. p. 8.
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