Essay on Maude Abbot

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Maude Abbott
Biography
Maude Abbott was a Canadian who was one of the first female medical graduate and an expert on congenital heart disease. Maude Abbott was born in St Andrews, Quebec and she was raised by her maternal grandmother because her mom had dies when she was young and her dad abandoned her. Maude had gone to a private high school in Montreal and received a scholarship to study at McGill. Later on she was legally adopted by her maternal grandmother Mrs. William Abbott. After high school Maude was accepted to McGill Faculty of Arts and had received her B.A in 1890. Maude was very smart, unique, wanted to continue on with school and become a doctor. She had received her M.D from Bishops University in 1984, which is Doctor of Medicine it is a terminal degree for physicians and surgeons. She had also revived a C.M also from Bishops University in 1984 and was the only girl in her class. Maude had also done post graduate study in medicine in Europe. Later on she was appointed assistant curator at the McGill Pathological Museum in 1899 and in 1901 became a curator. After that Maude was awarded an honorary medical degree in 1910 from McGill, and then she moved onto being a lecturer in Pathology. Maude was very successful, was getting promoted from lecturer to an assistant Professor in 1925 but didn’t get promoted any higher because she was a female, so she continued her self and was still very successful. Maude had also helped to introduce the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. This was a Canadian organization and personal advancement of women physicians. Soon Maude was known for an expert on congenital heart disease. Later on Maude had started to write books and papers. . Maude was gaining lots of success for all the hard work she did and was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1994 but she wasn’t there to see because she had passed away. Maude had died of a brain hemorrhage on September 2nd 1940 at age 71.
Goals & Aims
Maude wanted to be one of the first female doctors that was well respected and had fame. Maude wanted to be smart and get all her medical degrees. Maude wanted to help treat children, women and go really deep into studying medical.

Accomplishments
Maude did it pretty well she was one of the first females who were a medical graduate and an expert on congenital heart disease. Maude had also helped introduce the Federation of Medical Women of Canada which was pretty big accomplishment. Maude was awarded an honorary medical degree in 1910 from McGill. Maude was inducted into the Canadian medical Hall of Fame which was one of her most valuable accomplishments because that really meant to her she worked really hard and deserved it, but sadly wasn’t there because she passed away. She wrote a great book that was very popular Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease. Maude had also received the prestigious Lord Stanley Gold Medal.
Summary
Maude Abbott was a Canadian who was one of the first female medical graduates and an…