n South African Medical Journal - Dr Mary Gordon : correspondence

Volume 104, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We are researching and writing a book on my late aunt, Dr Mary Gordon. When she immigrated to South Africa (SA) from England in 1917, she became the first woman doctor to be appointed to Johannesburg Hospital. She was later to establish a large private practice in Johannesburg while also teaching at the then newly founded medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she remained one of the members of staff until 1946.

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