Emily Siedeberg.


Hocken Collections Archives - MS-1689/001


A photograph of Emily Siedeberg-McKinnon M.B, Ch. B (1873-1968). This image is included in a scrapbook alongside the letter she wrote to the Chancellor of the University of Otago in 1891. The letter was written as a request for entry into the University's Medical School. In 1891 Emily Siedeberg became New Zealand’s first woman medical student, and in 1896 New Zealand’s first female medical graduate and working medical practitioner. She specialised in obstetrics, gynaecology and children’s diseases, and in 1898 set up a private practice in Dunedin.


University of Otago Medical Library : Historical Collection, Scrapbook of autograph letters and photographs of Otago University Medical School staff, MS-1689/001, Item 17a.

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University of Otago Medical Library : Historical Collection




Zenith Studio, Dunedin, “Emily Siedeberg.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 26, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5959.