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Lilian Lindsay

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Lilian Lindsay

Person  Female  Born 24/7/1871  Died 31/1/1960

Categories: Medicine

Countries: Scotland

Dentist. Born Lilian Murray at 29 Hungerford Road, Holloway. After being refused training in London (for being a woman), she was accepted by the Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School. On qualifying in 1895 she set up her dental practice at 69 Hornsey Rise. In 1905 she married Robert Lindsay, who had been a fellow student in Edinburgh. They returned to Edinburgh and set up a joint practice there.

They retired in 1920 and moved into a flat above the HQ of the British Dental Association (BDA) at 23 Russell Square, where they stayed for 15 years. She became Honorary Librarian, created the country’s first dental library and became a historian of dentistry. In 1946 she became the first female President of the British Dental Association.

Spent her final years in Orford, Suffolk, and died in 1960 at 26 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston upon Thames.

The British Dental Association's pdf about their library at 23 Russell Square, has a photo of Lindsay in the library and describes her role.

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