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“Lucille Teasdale Corti, CM, GOQ, surgeon, humanitarian (born 30 January 1929 in Montréal, QC; died 1 August 1996 in Lombardy, Italy). Humanitarian and visionary Lucille Teasdale was one of Canada’s first female surgeons. She travelled to Gulu, Uganda, to practice medicine and to help those in need. By the time of her death in 1996, she had received numerous international honours, including being named a Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec and a Member of the Order of Canada. Lucille Teasdale’s extraordinary selflessness and humanitarian determination make her one of Canada’s most remarkable women. “ Cowley, Deborah ,  “Lucille Teasdale”.  The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 18, 2013; Last Edited November 16, 2018.

*oatcakes & snowdrops: Canadian women’s history, one minute, one moment @ a time . . .