Maude Abbott : A Memoir

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Title
Maude Abbott : A Memoir
Abstract
Maude Abbott (1869-1940) graduated in arts from McGill in 1890, but was barred from pursuing a degree in medicine at the university because of her sex. She enrolled at Bishop's University and received her medical degree in 1894. A disciple of Dr. William Osler, Abbott contributed a well-received chapter on "Congenital Heart Disease" to his text, Modern Medicine (1908). She gained an international reputation among the world's famous physicians and scientists by her outstanding studies of congenital heart disease while at McGill. Her atlas of 1000 cases with clinical, pathological and morphological findings is the first systematic study of these anomalies. Dr. Abbott developed a pathophysiological classification of cardiovascular defects fundamental for the development of cardiac surgery. She also considered prevention by prenatal care, recognizing possible genetic and environmental risk factors. Apart from a two-year period, she spent her whole career in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
MacMillan
Date
1941
Language
fr
Citation
MacDermot, H. E. Maude Abbott : A Memoir. Toronto, ON: MacMillan, 1941.
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