Biffin, Harriet Eliza

Medical practioner who was one of the first women medical graduates in the state. She worked tirelessly for the establishment of a hospital run for and by women.

Milestone
Born
Sydney
1867
Died
Lindfield
22 Sep 1939
Buried
23 Sep 1939
Occupation
Position
1889 - 1898
1921
1922
Relationship
Child of
Child of
Business partner
1900 - 1907

Biffin, Harriett Eliza

,
2018

Harriett Biffin was a pioneer Sydney woman doctor. One of the second group of women to graduate in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1898, she was the first to establish a women’s joint medical practice in Sydney and a suburban general medical practice, and founded both The Medical Women’s Society of New South Wales and the Rachel Forster Hospital with Dr Lucy Edith Gullett.