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Memorable Manitobans: Ida Manning Armstrong (1905-1982)

Click to enlargePhysician, sportswoman.

Born in Gladstone, Manitoba, she came to Winnipeg in 1915 when her father James Armstrong joined the Norris cabinet. She attended Kelvin High School and graduated with a BSc from the University of Manitoba in 1926. She completed her medical degree at the University of Manitoba in 1936, studied in England in 1937-38, and entered private practice in Winnipeg as an obstetrician and gynecologist. She gave radio lectures for women on medical emergencies during World War Two. She was active in golf, curling, and bowling.

Her papers are held at the Archives of Manitoba.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2011

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