The story behind Rue Irma-Levasseur


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Dr. Irma LeVasseur, the first woman to practise medicine in Quebec, was named a Person of National Historic Significance by the Canadian Government in 2008.

Born in Quebec City in 1877, Irma LeVasseur (1877-1964) became the first woman* to practise medicine in Quebec.