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Corporate entry Women's Hospital (1856 - 1954)

From
1856
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
1954
Functions
Hospitals or Clinics

Summary

The Women's Hospital was established in 1856 as a place where underprivileged women could give birth and be given proper medical attention. In 1858 the hospital moved to its present site in Parkville. The Women's Hospital was granted the prefix 'Royal' in 1954, becoming the Royal Women's Hospital.

Timeline

 1856 - 1954 Women's Hospital
       1954 - Royal Women's Hospital

Published resources

Books

  • McCalman, Janet, Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1856-1996, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1998, 432 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Lewis, Annette, 'The Role of the President, Janet Lady Clarke, in the Closure of the Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1902', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 83, 2012, pp. 31-55. Details
  • McCalman, Janet, 'The Power of Care: the Women's Hospital 1884-1914', Nursing Inquiry, vol. 5, 1998, pp. 204-211. Details

Reviews

  • Hunter-payne, Gwynedd, review of McCalman, Janet, Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1856-1996, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1998, 432 pp., Health and History, vol. 1, no. 1, 1998, pp. 76-80. Details

Online Resources

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