Scottish woman known for being the first woman ever to legally practice medicine in Canada. She is the founder of Toronto's Therapeutic and Electrical Institute.
She earned her M.D. at Pennsylvania's Women's Medical College, inspired by her own health struggles.
She helped to establish a women's medical school at Queen's University following her retirement.
She and her parents moved to Canada from Scotland in 1847.
She and the United States' Elizabeth Blackwell are both women who were instrumental in helping women legally obtain medical licenses.