(1882 - 1962)
Anne Acheson was an artist who also lent her talents to innovation in the world of medicine. She started life as a member of a wealthy mill-owning family in Portadown, and went on to become a successful sculptor in London circles. When WW1 broke out, she volunteered in the Surgical Requisites Society and through her work there she developed the first anatomically correct Plaster of Paris splints, which were a great help to injured servicemen. This work earned her a CBE.
Anne’s legacy includes many sculptures and porcelain figures, but perhaps most significant of all is her contribution to modern medicine.