International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Margaret Fitzherbert

    Status Physician
    Country United Kingdom


    Margaret Fitzherbert, MRCS, LRCP, OBE, MROG (1906-1971) was a prominent English physician who worked in Ethiopia as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In later years she became well-known for her leprosy work in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas. She worked mainly in the Princess Zenebework Leprosy Hospital in Addis Ababa and became very proficient and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy. In 1966 Fitzherbert was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and, in 1969, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. She received the Order of Menelik II from Emperor Haile Selassie.

    International Journal of Leprosy, Centennial Festskrift edition, Vol 41, No 2. 1973.

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