Anne Ceridwen Rees

Anne Ceridwen Rees

Anne Ceridwen Rees (July 9, 1874 – October 19, 1905) was a Welsh physician who practiced in New Jersey.

Early lifeEdit

Anne Ceridwen Rees was born in Pentregwenlais, Carmarthenshire. Her parents were Edwin and Mary E. Rees; her mother was also known in literary circles as Dyffrynferch.[1] She attended Gwynfryn Academy, where she studied with Watcyn Wyn. In 1892, she moved to America, to pursue medical training at the Woman's Medical College at the New York Infirmary. She earned her M. D. in 1898.[2]


Rees lived with her aunt and uncle, and built a medical practice in Union Hill, New Jersey during her short career. Her work was cited as a reason for her early death in obituaries: "Her constitution, undermined by the years of hard work, proved unequal to the demands made upon it."[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Rees died from pneumonia in 1905, age 31.[3] Her funeral service was conducted in both Welsh and English, in New Jersey.[1] A poem titled "Ann", in memory of Anne Ceridwen Rees, was published in 1906.[4]


  1. ^ a b c D. R. Lewis, "The Late Anne C. Rees, M. D. (Ceridwen)" The Cambrian 25(12)(December 1905): 543-544.
  2. ^ "Women Doctors Graduate; Robert Olyphant Confers Degrees on Eighteen New Physicians" New York Times (May 27, 1898): 7.
  3. ^ "Obituary Notes" Medical Record (W. Wood 1905): 745.
  4. ^ G., "Ann" Cymru: cylchgrawn misol i ymdrin â hanes, llenyddiaeth cân, celf ac addysg Cymru 31(183)(October 1906): 169.