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HOGGAN, FRANCES ELIZABETH (1843 - 1927), physician

Name: Frances Elizabeth Hoggan
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: 1927
Spouse: George Hoggan
Parent: Georgiana Catherina Morgan (née Philipps)
Parent: Richard Morgan
Gender: Female
Area of activity: Medicine
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Brecon, 20 December 1843; her father was Richard Morgan, son of Robert Morgan of Henry's Mote, Pembrokeshire, who graduated from Jesus College, Oxford, in 1830 (Foster, Alumni Oxonienses), and was at the time curate of S. John's, Brecon; her mother was a Philipps of Cwmgwili, Carmarthenshire. Morgan became vicar of Aberavon in 1845, but died in 1851.

Elizabeth, educated on the continent, decided to enter the medical profession, but found the London medical schools closed to her sex, and had to go to Zürich, where she took her M.D. in 1870 - the first British woman to receive a Continental degree in medicine, and the second woman graduate of Zürich. She began to practise (as a specialist in diseases of women and children) in London. She married (1874) George Hoggan, a medical man, and published a large number of medical papers in scientific journals here and abroad. She died in 5 February 1927.


Published date: 1959

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