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Augusta Stowe-Gullen
Augusta Stowe-Gullen
Actor Julie Khaner
Seen Jagged Little Pill
Status Historical
Job Doctor
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Augusta Stowe-Gullen is introduced in Season 10, played by Julie Khaner. Being both professional colleagues and friends, Dr. Stowe-Gullen and Dr. Ogden share a kindred spirit and mutual respect for one another.

Biography

Augusta Stowe-Gullen (1857-1943) She was the first woman to receive a medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Victoria College. She was a founding member of Women's College Hospital in Toronto. Stowe-Gullen was a member of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Ontario Social Service Council, the Senate of the University of Toronto, the Toronto Board of Education, the University Women's Club, the Women's Art Association, the Women's Board at Toronto Western Hospital, and the Women's Canadian Club. She was active in the suffrage, temperance and other social movements. She was among the founders of the National Council of Women in 1893.

Stowe-Gullen was the daughter of Emily Howard-Stowe, the first female doctor to practice in Canada, a leader in the suffragette movement (1883). She succeeded her mother as President of the Dominion Women's Enfranchisement Association in 1903.  

"When women have a voice in national and international affairs, wars will cease forever." – A. Stowe-Gullen.

She is most notably remembered for her appeal to have more women admitted to medical school, which influenced the establishment of Ontario Medical College for Women (now, Women’s College Hospital). Stowe-Gullen was awarded the Order of British Empire in 1935.

Appearances and Mentions

Jagged Little Pill

  • After an exciting week at the college and the case solved, Dr. Stowe-Gullen tells Julia, "Your Miss James is quite a pistol." Julia believes Rebecca's coming into her own and hopes the morgue can contain her energy. "I'm sure you'll find a way. Julia. I have a proposal. I'm setting up a course in forensic medicine, and I want you to teach it." Stowe-Gullen is of the opinion that Julia will be a wonderful example for the students to emulate.  While flattered, Julia points out, "I must warn you the research methods I'd like to pursue might be somewhat unorthodox." Undeterred, Stowe-Gullen reassures her friend and fellow doctor, "That doesn't trouble me. Medical research is still uncharted territory. There is no progress without ruffling a few feathers." Julia is delighted to stir up some controversy. "I can always count on you," Stowe-Gullen taking her arm.

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