Bostock, Marian Noel

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Bostock, Marian Noel

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1891-1975

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Grew up in Victoria, Canada. Daughter of Hewitt Bostock. British Columbia senator. Sent to school in England aged 15, educated at Prior's Field, Godalming.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1914. MB, BS Lond 1917. MRCS, LRCP 1917. Surgical registrar, house surgeon, obstetric assistant and resident anaesthetist at St George's Hospital.

House physician at Queen's Hospital for Children in Hackney.

Missionary in India in 1922-1934, where she met her husband Victor Sherman. They moved to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she founded the Humanist League of Canada. Chairperson of the mental hygiene committee for the Canadian Council of Women. Canadian Humanist of the Year 1975.

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Student register 1914 (No 6478); British Columbia Archives (Sherman, Marian Noel (Bostock), MS-0409); 'If More Walls Could Talk: Vancouver Island's Houses from the Past' by Valerie Green, 2004

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