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Hannah Mary Helen Sexton (1862–1950)

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The death has occurred in London of Dr. Helen Sexton, 89 years, a founder of the Queen Victoria Hospital, and an honorary surgeon both there and at the Women's Hospital for many years.

Dr. Sexton was one of several doctors who were instrumental in securing permission for women to have full educational rights with men— and later for the study of medicine.

In 1892 she graduated M.B., B.S., and in 1915 closed her practice in Melbourne and went to France, where she worked as honorary surgeon in a hospital for the duration of the war.

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'Sexton, Hannah Mary Helen (1862–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 April 2024.

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21 June, 1862
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


12 October, 1950 (aged 88)
London, Middlesex, England

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