Expatriate women doctors:
Dr Josephine Bechtinger may have been the daughter of an Austrian doctor,
Joseph Bechtinger. There
is no further mention of
her after 1881, when this
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I know nothing about Dr Lund except that she was the wife of the Rev W Lund, Anglican clergyman, who served in Porus and St Margaret's Bay. Around 1900 there were references in the papers suggesting that people felt she charged too much for her attention to their ills. She may well be the first qualified woman doctor to practise in Jamaica, and it should be possible to find out more about her.
Dr Josephine Cunin lived for a few years at St Margaret's Bay in Portland, dying there on October 24, 1909. She trained at Bishop's in Canada, and in Edinburgh. I do not know why she came to Jamaica. She was survived by her brother, who died in
Portland in 1924.