Ontario's Historical Plaques 

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Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2015

Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2015

Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted January, 2012

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the second floor of Kingston City Hall
on a wall near the top of the southwest staircase
on Ontario Street at Brock Street

Coordinates: N 44 13.787 W 76 28.832


Plaque Text

In 1875 Jenny Trout became the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. Made famous by the event, Dr. Trout was a role model for women. She encouraged them through public lectures, private financial support, tutoring and counselling to follow her profession. The prejudice Dr. Trout faced in obtaining her own degree convinced her to advocate a separate medical college for women. Funded in part by Dr. Trout, the Kingston Women's Medical College, opened here in 1883, provided a segregated environment for study, and helped women overcome restrictions imposed by a male profession.

Related Ontario plaques
Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen 1857-1943
Emily Howard Jennings Stowe, M.D. 1831-1903

Related Toronto plaque
Dr. Emily Stowe (1831-1903)


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Kingston Plaques

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