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Biographical entry Campbell, Kate Isabel (1899 - 1986)

DBE, CBE

Born
22 April 1899
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
1986
Occupation
Paediatrician

Summary

Kate Campbell discovered that blindness in premature babies was caused by an overdose of oxygen, resulting in the adjustment of the treatment of premature babies world-wide.

Details

Events

1922
Education - Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1924
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1924? - 1927
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Children's and Women's Hospitals
1926 - 1965
Career position - Honorary Paediatrician at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
1927? - 1937
Career position - General medical practice
1929 - 1965
Career position - Lecturer in Neo-Natal Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne
1949 - 1965
Career position - Honorary Paediatrician at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
1954
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1965 - 1986?
Career position - Consultant Paediatrician at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
1966
Education - Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) received from the University of Melbourne
1971
Career position - Associate of the Department of Paediatrics at Monash University
1971
Award - Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
1979
Career position - Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Murray, James, Lifework: Heroes of Australian Health, Focus Publishing for [Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd], Edgecliff, NSW, 1997, 160 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Campbell, Kate, 'A Medical Life: an Interview with Dame Kate Campbell', in Patricia Grimshaw and Lynne Strahan (eds), The Half-open Door: Sixteen Modern Australian Women Look at Life and Achievement, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1982. Details
  • Grimshaw, Patricia, 'Kate Campbell (1899-1986) paediatrician', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • McCalman, Janet, 'Campbell, Dame Kate Isabel (1899-1986), Paediatrician', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 185-186. Details

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Kate Isabel Campbell', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 11, 2003, p. 4. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

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