Google Doodle celebrates Margaret Lin Xavier (Lin Srivisarnvaja), popularly recognized as Thailand’s first female doctor, on her 122nd birthday on 29 May 2020.
Margaret Lin Xavier or Khun Ying Srivisanvaja was born on 29 May 1898 in Bangkok, Thailand (then Siam), to Kim Kee and Celestino Maria Xavier, known as Phraya Sri Phipat Kosa, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
She was sent to learn at the Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent in Singapore. Upon her dad’s foreign posting as the Thai ambassador to Italy, Xavier entered Clark’s Commercial College in London. She at that point passed registration and entered the London School of Medicine for Women and the Royal Free Hospital. She got an MBBS, MRCS, and LRCP.
Margaret Lin Xavier, referred to conversationally as Dr. Lin, was a Thai doctor. She was the first Thai woman to get a degree in medicine.
Margaret Lin Xavier came back to Thailand in 1924 after her father’s death and became an obstetrician. She worked for the Thai Red Cross Society, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, and the medical facility in Bang Rak District under the Ministry of Public Health. She likewise founded a medical clinic called ‘Unakan’ with her half-sister Chan Xavier as the clinic’s pharmacist.
When Margaret Lin Xavier was only 26 years of age, she became the first Thai woman to procure a medical degree and practice in the nation. During that time, she was acknowledged to work as an obstetrician for the Thai Red Cross, Chulalongkorn Hospital, and a Ministry of Public Health medical facility.
Lin soon got consent from the Thai Red Cross to open her private clinic with her sister, Chan Xavier, a pharmacist who was additionally trained in England. Dr. Lin offered types of services in obstetrics and gynecology, and she treated for free huge numbers of the individuals who couldn’t bear the cost of her consideration.
She wedded Phraya Srivisaravaja on August 15, 1926. Her husband became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand in 1932. She was given the title of Khun Ying Srivisanvaja.
A feature of Margaret Lin Xavier’s (Lin Srivisarnvaja) career happened on 12 August 1932, when she delivered Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, who might become Queen Sirikit, the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X).
Margaret Lin Xavier (Lin Srivisarnvaja) contracted encephalitis and died at 34 years old because of complications of flu on December 6, 1932.
On 29 May 2020, Google praised the life of Margaret Lin Xavier (Lin Srivisarnvaja) with a Google Doodle.