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Annie Wardlaw Jagannadham was born born in Visakhapatnam, India in 1864.

She studied first at Madras University and then at Madras Medical College. She then completed her education at the Edinburgh Medical School for Women, where she studied from 1888 to 1890.

After obtaining her LRCPE (Licentiateship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh) she began work as a house surgeon in Cama Hospital, Mumbai.

Her unfortunately short life, dying at only 30 years of age, was said to have been caused by her extreme dedication to her hospital work. After contracting a disease of the throat she left her post and retired to her parent’s home where she died not long afterwards, on 26th July 1894.

Notable achievements

Jagannadham was the first Indian woman to get a diploma at a British university.