Coghlan, Iza Frances Josephine

Iza Coghlan was one of the first two women in New South Wales to graduate in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1893. The second Australian woman doctor to register with the New South Wales Medical Board, she pioneered private medical practice in Sydney and was the first Sydney woman doctor to operate two long-standing concurrent practices. Dr Coghlan formed the first women’s life-saving class in New South Wales, and established the New South Wales Medical Women’s Association, serving as its first president. She dedicated her later career to the health and welfare of school children across New South Wales, serving as government medical officer to the Department of Public Instruction.

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Redfern
10 Oct 1868
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New South Wales Community Hospital, Moore Park
01 Jul 1946
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Coghlan, Frances Josephine
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31 Mar 1887 - 1893
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Dr Iza Coghlan

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Iza Coghlan was one of the first two women in New South Wales to graduate in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1893. The second Australian woman doctor to register with the New South Wales Medical Board, she pioneered private medical practice in Sydney and was the first Sydney woman doctor to operate two long-standing concurrent practices. Dr Coghlan formed the first women’s life-saving class in New South Wales, and established the New South Wales Medical Women’s Association, serving as its first president. She dedicated her later career to the health and welfare of school children across New South Wales, serving as government medical officer to the Department of Public Instruction.