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Memorable Manitobans: Gerta Elisabeth Allison (1913-2006)


Born at Winnipeg on 17 September 1913, the eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. S. Fremming, she was educated at St. Mary's Academy and then graduated with an MD degree from the University of Manitoba, in 1937. At graduation, she won the University of Manitoba Gold Medal, the Gold Medal in Surgery, and the Manitoba Medical Association Gold Medal for the highest standing in the course. In 1957, she was certified in Psychiatry becoming Manitoba’s first woman psychiatrist and later the first woman President of the Manitoba Psychiatric Association. She died at Toronto, Ontario on 21 January 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 2006.

This page was prepared by Paul Armstrong.

Page revised: 29 September 2021

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