Annie Isabella Hamilton (1866–1941) became the first woman to graduate from Dalhousie Medical School. She worked closely with Dr. Maria Louisa Angwin (1849–1898), a Newfoundland-born, US-trained doctor, who became the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Nova Scotia, and a dedicated feminist. Annie practised medicine in the North End of Halifax for about a decade before deciding to emigrate to China as a medical missionary in 1903 (she had learned Chinese while studying at Dalhousie and had been a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Brookfield). She lived in China till her death in Shanghai in 1941. (Photo: Annie Isabella Hamilton. Courtesy of the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association).