File Ross_CW - Ross, Charlotte Whitehead

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Ross, Charlotte Whitehead

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Education: MD(Women’s Med Coll, Phila)1875
License to practise in Manitoba Nov 1993 (see #5 & 24 below)
Positions: unknown

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The Charlotte Whitehead Ross file contains the following material:

0. Obit: CMAJ 6(3) 251, March 1916 (1p)

1. Previous catalogue sheet; also bibliographic source re CWR from Women in Medicine Scarecrow press 1977 (2pp)

2. Biographical notes from ‘a medical history of Manitoba’ by Ruth Monk(?) (in file #21.10.3) (1p)

3. Letter from Carlotta Hacker confirming birth date as 1843 (1p)

4. 1993 November news release re granting of medical license to practice 77 years after her death (1p)

5. “Dr. Charlotte M. Ross. Manitoba’s pioneer medical woman” by JO Todd, MMB v77 Jan 1928 (2pp)

6. “Doctor Charlotte Whitehead Ross” by AB Cameron Wpg 1933 typescript 19pp+3pp news clippings) (1 booklet+ 4pp photocopies of news items)

7. “Dr. Charlotte Ross” Typescript of radio talk given by Dr ME Douglass as part of UM series on “Famous Women” (signed copy in ME Douglass 21.9 file) (5pp)

8. “A pioneer women doctor of western Canada” by ME Douglass UMMJ 18(1)13-16, 1946; MMR 27:255-6 (5pp)

9. “Dr. Charlotte W. Ross. Manitoba’s Pioneer Women Doctor” by HP Smith Man Pageant 21(1) Autumn 1975 (4pp)

10. Charlotte Whitehead Ross (Manitobans in profile) by B & M Angel 1982 signed by authors (50pp booklet)

11. “Charlotte W. Ross” from Medicine in Manitoba by RB Mitchell pp92-94 (2pp)

12. Presentation of church sign and plaque in memory of CWR to Ross United Church incl program of service, corres (CJ McFarlane & LD Curwen) typescript biog signed by Bernice Buss; news item re ceremony of ceremony WFP 18 Sept 1982; copy of CJ McFarlane's tribute with M Angel commentary to CWR (incl list of the Ross medl winners) UMMJ v53(1) 1983 (2 copies) (14pp)

13. Brief biog from Women doctors in Winnipeg p146 (1p)

14. Photocopy of picture from C Hacker’s Indomitable lady doctors Clarke Irwin 1974 p87 (1p)

15. Photocopy excerpt from Mitchell “Early doctors of Manitoba” CMAJ v33:92-93, 1935 (2pp)

16. Handbook of Meeting 1930 BMA meeting in Winnipeg 1930 p175 re memorial service for CWR (2pp)

17. From WFP files 16 Dec 1887: pub in "Forty Years Ago Today - 1887" repub MMB v76, Dec., 1927 re CWR applied for medical licence from Man legislature (1p)

18. "Joe Whitehead brought the railroad to Winnipeg" Wpg Tribune 5 Aug 1963: article re JW and his grandson (father and nephew of CWR) (1p)

19. The Iron Rose: The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross MD by Fred Edge: book cover, news releases (UM Press 1992), reviews: North Dakota Hist, Winter 1994 v61(1); Can Bull Med Hist v10(2), 1993; Family Practice 21 Feb 1994; Prairie Books Now Summer 1993; The Beaver June-July 1993; photo at UM book launch (12pp)

20. Copy of letter Allan/Bethune re our sending copy of picture to Ottawa 1998 (1p)

21. “Whitemouth cairn built to honor ‘The Iron Rose’” Whiteshell Echo August 2000 with letter of corrections from Dr CJ McFarlane (3pp)

22. 1994 letter from F Edge setting the record straight re the Manitoba licensure of CWR (3pp)

23. “Pioneer woman physician” by A Cameron WFP 5 June 1971 (1p+original)

24. “Dr. Charlotte Ross - Incredible in life and death” by RE Beamish (4pp)

25. "Some Manitoba Women who did First Things”-LB Thomas - Man Hist Soc Transactions Series 3(4), 1947-48 (3pp)

26. "Women working for Healthy Communities” A Ducas & J Linton for the Manitoba Women’s Directorate 2001 (5pp)

27. "100 years have passed since the first woman graduated from medical school" UM Bull v26(11), 1992 (1p)

28. "A Pioneer Woman in Canadian Medicine" by MG Currie Nova Scotia Med Bull (Halifax) 33:266-267, 1954 (2pp)
see also:

  • file 21.9 (Margaret George Rioch Anthonisen) for photograph of Ross Medal

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