Date of issue of stamp: January 17, 2000
Designed by : Tom Yakobine and based on
photographs by Christine Guest and Paul McCarthy and also based on a
painting by Mary Alexandra Bell Eastlake.
The stamp features a bouquet of roses in front of a 1936 painting of Maude
Series : Millennium Collection , Medical Innovators
1,000,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Born St. André Est, Quebec March 18, 1869. Died September 2, 1940.
This doctor wrote a successful medical paper on heart murmurs, but a male
friend had to present her paper since women were not admitted to the hall
where the paper was presented! Later she would specialize on heart disease
and eventually published the “Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease" for
which she gained a good deal of respect. She also wrote a history of
nursing, a basic text for Canadian nursing schools. She was even made an
honorary member of the all-male Osler Society. She was also the founder of
the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. She also served as curator of
the McGill University Medical Museum.