This pattern celebrates the remarkable achievements of Elsie Inglis (1864 – 1917), the Scottish surgeon and suffragist.
Shocked by the inequality of medical care available to women, Inglis overcame contemporary gender discrimination and trained as a surgeon. After which she established hospital wards and maternity units throughout Scotland.
When World War I broke out, unperturbed by the War Office orders to “go home and sit still”, Inglis set up medical units across Europe and fully staffed them with women.
Inglis’ persistent challenge to convention ultimately supported and saved many lives.