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Enid Johnson Macleod (1909 - 17 May 2001) was a Canadian anaesthetist and medical doctor.

She was born Gladys Enid Johnson in Jacksonville, New Brunswickmarker and spent much of her early life also in Nova Scotiamarker.

She graduated from Dalhousie Medical Schoolmarker in 1937, then at the urging of Harold Griffith, became a specialist anaesthetist.

Together they pioneered the use of curare as a muscle relaxant, the first occasion being in support of an appendectomy operation 23 January 1942 at Montreal Homeopathic Hospital.

She married lawyer Innis Gordon Macleod in 1942, then practised in Sydneymarker, Nova Scotia for six years.

She joined Dalhousie Universitymarker Faculty of Medicine in 1960 and retired in 1978 as Emeritus Professor.

She was an active member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and its president 1969-70.

The Enid Johnson Macleod Award, awarded annually to a physician or non-physician for promotion of women’s health research and/or women’s health education, is named for her.

Bibliography

  • Petticoat Doctors: The First Forty Years in Dalhousie University (Pottersfield Press 1990, 2001)


Sources

  • The Indomitable Lady Doctors (1984, 2001) by Carlotta Hacker


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