Tove Kathrine Mohr (née Møller) (3 March 1891 – 26 August 1981) was a Norwegian physician, socialist,[1] and proponent for women's rights.

Tove Mohr
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Born
Tove Kathrine Møller

(1891-03-03)3 March 1891
Thorsø, Norway
Died26 August 1981(1981-08-26) (aged 90)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationPhysician
Known forProponent for women's rights
Spouse(s)Otto Lous Mohr
Parent(s)Katti Anker Møller
Kai Møller

BiographyEdit

Tove Kathrine Møller was born at Thorsø in Østfold, Norway. She was the eldest of three children born to Katti Anker Møller and Kai Møller. Her father was a member of the Norwegian Parliament and her mother was a pioneer women's right advocate. She was raised on the family estate, Thorsø Manor (Thorsø herregård) in Torsnes. She attended Ragna Nielsens pikeskole in Kristiania (now Oslo). She began studying medicine in 1910 and graduated from the medical department at the Rikshospitalet in 1917.[2][3]

In 1914, she was married to professor Otto Lous Mohr with whom she had three children, including Tove Pihl.

In 1922, she started private practice. From 1928-31, she was a teacher in physiology and health care at the State School of Education at Stabekk. In addition to her professional work as physician, Mohr was politically active. She had a number of public positions. She was member of a number of governmental commissions for preparing law revisions.[4][5]

She also wrote a biography about her mother: Katti Anker Møller: en banebryter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, Lesley A. (2011). The Life and Times of Stella Browne: Feminist and Free Spirit. I.B.Tauris. p. 173.
  2. ^ "History of Thorsø Herregård". Thorsø Herregård. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Katti Anker Møller". Norsk Kvinnesaksforening. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Tove Mohr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  5. ^ Schrumpf, Ellen. "Tove Mohr". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 August 2013.

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