a - Elsie Inglis – 8 Walker Street

a - Elsie Inglis – 8 Walker Street

Between 1898 and 1914 No.8 Walker Street was the medical practice of Elsie Inglis, a pioneer for women in medicine and a leading suffragette.

Elsie started practice here with another woman Dr. Jessie Macgregor, and gained a reputation for great kindness. She often waived her fees and paid for patients to recuperate at the sea-side.

Elsie worked tirelessly through her career, setting up Edinburgh’s rst maternity hospital and the Scottish Women’s Hospital helping Allied soldiers during the First World War.

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