Margaret McCAHON

MB ChB (Edin) 1908, LM (Dub) 1909

Born Timaru 15 Oct 1882                                                 Died Auckland 22 Jul 1969               


Educated at Timaru High School                                              


Began medical studies at Otago Medical School before transferring to Edinburgh University, from where she graduated MB ChB in 1908.  Proceeded to Dublin where she graduated in obstetrics.

Honorary Physician, Wellington Children's Hospital 1915

Hon. Physician to the Wellington Society for the Protection of Women and Children 1915

Medical Officer, St Helen's Hospital, Wellington 1916


Medical Inspector for Schools, Otago and Southland  1916-1918

During the 1918 influenza epidemic, MO emergency hospital in Northcote, and later posted to Wellsford and Maungaturoto.


Married Stephen Roper in August 1919

Two daughters.


Resumed medical practice during the great depression in the 1930s


Awarded the King George Jubilee Medal in 1935.

Last updated 15 September 2020.