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Biography of Yeomans, Amelia, 1842-1913

Dr Amelia Yeomans (1842-1913) was one of Canada’s first female doctors. In 1883, she moved to Winnipeg to join her daughter who was also a doctor. Yeomans practiced medicine in the city’s north end, with its poverty, overcrowding, bad housing, and lack of medical facilities. As a result, she became involved in a variety of reform movements and campaigned for better wages and working conditions for women workers, for the end of prostitution and the consumption of alcohol, and for women’s suffrage. She was involved in the establishment of the Equal Franchise Association in 1894.

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