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Surname
Cohen née Benjamin
First names
Eveline Rosetta Dr
Rank
Service No.
Date of Death
1922
Hebrew Date
Hebrew Date
Age at Death
43
How Died
Where Died
Cemetery
Service Details
RAMC
Served
Malta 25/9/1916-23/9/1917
Occupation
Doctor
Age at Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Locality on Enlistment
Religion
Jewish
Gender
Female
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Country of Enlistment
England
Notes
Born 1879. Daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel Benjamin, of Temple House Hobart, Tasmania. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1909. Her name was included in the Medical Directory for Scotland (Edinburgh) on 4 April 1910. In 1911, Dr E. R. Cohen, of 5 Hatton Garden E.C., was elected a member in the Metropolitan Counties Branch of the British Medical Association. 1 Nov 1918 – 16 Dec 1918 On duty at the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot. Dr Eveline R Cohen MB, ChB, FRCSI (1879-1922). "Mrs Cohen had a brilliant University career in the Old Country. She graduated as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Chemistry, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons in England up to that time not admitting lady students, and had a lucrative practice in London when the war broke out. She then had charge of the Meningitis Hospital at Brighton, and next of the Base Hospital at Malta. Of late she had been practising in Somersetshire, and held the appointment of medical officer of health for the county. She was noted, for her skill in treating children's ailments, and was prominent in starting, the Child Welfare movement in England." Obituary in Australian newspaper, 1922. Her obituary in the Jewish Chronicle states she was the "Medical Officer to the Jewish Infant Welfare Centre in Underwood Street". "Dr Eveline Cohen..began her medical work at the Melbourne University, but went to Edinburgh, where she took the University degree in 1909. Before the war Dr. Cohen devoted her time to voluntary work, lecturing at girls' clubs, and taking charge of Infant Welfare Centres in London. Later she took an active interest in the Voluntary Aid Detachments, being a commandant and medical officer in one of the first London detachments formed. For this work she has been made an honorary life member of the British Red Cross. Her visit to Australia will be brief, as she hopes to return to England to rejoin the R.A.M.C., and see active service in France." (1918 article in Sydney Morning Herald)

 
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