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Biographical entry Henderson, Margaret Mary (1915 - )

OBE

Born
13 November 1915
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Dr. Margaret Henderson joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a resident in 1939. In 1959 she became the first woman to be appointed honorary physician by the hospital.

Dr Henderson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 12 June 1976, for her services to medicine.

In 2005 she was made a Consultant Emeritus by the Melbourne Health Board.

Details

Events

1939 - 1940
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1941 - 1942
Career position - Junior Research Officer at the Medical Research Council
1941 - 1942
Career position - Australian Military Forces captain
1947 - 1975
Career position - Honorary Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1959 -
Career position - Consultant Physician at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
1976
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1976 - 1981
Career position - Specialist Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1976 - 1994
Career position - Member of the Management Committee of the Royal District Nursing Service
1981 -
Career position - Consultant Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1990 - 1994
Career position - Vice-President of the Royal District Nursing Service

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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