Keess, Ivy (?1885-?1953)


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/78
Held at: Wellcome Library
Domain: archival
Title: Keess, Ivy (?1885-?1953)
Date(s) of contents: c.1909-c.1937
Level of description: Collection
Extent and medium: 2 large folders

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Keess, Ivy (?1885-?1953), medical missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Ivy Keess was a woman medical missionary practising in India. She gained her first degree in medicine at Grant Medical College, Bombay, in 1909, and then went to the London Medical School for Women, qualifying MRCS, LRCP, in 1916. She subsequently returned to India and served at the Lady Sandeman Zenana Hospital, Quetta, Baluchistan (now in Pakistan), and at the Dufferin Hospitals in Cawnpore and Allahabad. She seems to have spent most if not all of her career in the north of India.
According to the Ecclesiastical Returns in the India Office Records, an Ivy Keess said to be born on 27th November 1885 was baptised in St Thomas's Cathedral, Bombay. As her initial medical education took place at Grant Medical College in that city, it seems likely that it is the same person.
Her name disappears from the Medical Directory and the Medical Register in 1953, but no obituary notices have been traced.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: This collection was received from Dr Keess's sister's goddaughter in 1984, via the Librarian of the Wellcome Institute.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Degree certificates, testimonials, photographs, c.1909-c.1937.

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ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

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DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 01/06/1985


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