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E003941 - Davies-Colley, Eleanor (1874 - 1934)
Title:
Davies-Colley, Eleanor (1874 - 1934)
Author:
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Identifier:
RCS: E003941
Publisher:
London : Royal College of Surgeons of England
Publication Date:
2013-05-01
Description:
Obituary for Davies-Colley, Eleanor (1874 - 1934), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Language:
English
Source:
Plarr's Lives of the Fellows
Full Name:
Davies-Colley, Eleanor
Date of Birth:
21 August 1874
Place of Birth:
London
Date of Death:
10 December 1934
Place of Death:
London
Occupation:
Titles/Qualifications:
MRCS and FRCS 14 December 1911

MB BS London 1907

MD 1910
Details:
Born in London 21 August 1874, the second daughter of J N C Davies-Colley, surgeon to Guy's Hospital, and Sophia Margaret Turner, his wife. Her maternal grandfather, Thomas Turner, was Treasurer of Guy's Hospital. She was educated at the Church of England High School for Girls in Baker Street, London, and at Queen's College, Harley Street, W1. She worked for some time after leaving school at the East End branch of the Invalid Children's Aid Association and acted as a School Board Manager, living in a workman's flat in Wapping. She received her medical education at the London School of Medicine for Women, where she acted as demonstrator of anatomy and at the Royal Free Hospital in Gray's Inn Road, where she filled the post of surgical registrar. In 1907 she was appointed house surgeon to the New Hospital for Women in Euston Road. She subsequently joined the staff of the South London Hospital and at the time of her death was senior surgeon, whilst at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital she was the senior obstetrician. She was also surgeon to the Marie Curie Hospital. She died, unmarried, at 16 Harley Street, W on 10 December 1934. Miss Davies-Colley was skilful and conscientious in her profession, shy and reserved socially. She had the distinction of being the first woman admitted after examination a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Sources:
*The Times*, 11 December 1934, p l lc

*Lancet*, 1934, 2, 1371

*Brit med J*. 1934, 2, 1181, with portrait [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2446343](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2446343) - accessed 30 November 2018

*Med Wom Fed Quart Rev*. 1935, p 65, with portrait

Information given by her brother, Robert Davies-Colley, CMG, FRCS
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Copyright (c) The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Collection:
Plarr's Lives of the Fellows
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Obituary
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Root/Lives of the Fellows/E003000-E003999/E003900-E003999
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