Elizabeth was the daughter of A.B. Anderson, chemist. She studied medicine at St Andrews but graduated in Edinburgh because St Andrews didn’t take women for other subjects: the professor ruled that it was “positively indecent to lecture to a woman in physiology and anatomy”. In 1901 Elizabeth married a Forfar consultant engineer called John and went with him first to Calcutta, then to Brazil. When he died in 1926 she returned to Dundee, living at 20 Woodville Place. She died in 1971, but she left a ‘dynasty’ of doctors, with (at least) both her daughters and a grand-daughter entering the profession.