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Emma Constance Stone (1856–1902)

from Morning Bulletin

Dr. Emma Constance Stone, the pioneer lady physician of Australia, died in Melbourne on Monday last at the residence of her sister, Miss Clara Stone, M.B., at St. Kilda, after a lingering illness. Dr Stone, who was daughter of a London contractor, was born in Hobart forty-six years ago, and at an early age turned her attention to the study of anatomy. On the advice of the Rev. D. E. G. Jones, M.B.C.S., who subsequently became her husband, she decided to study medicine. The idea was almost unheard of in Australia, and Miss Stone, after careful inquiry, went to Philadelphia, where she studied at the Women's Medical College, the oldest medical college in the world for women. She studied later at Toronto, where she graduated as M.D. in 1888. In the following year Dr. Stone continued her studies in London and in 1890 she settled in Melbourne and commenced to practise her profession.

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