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Biographical entry Lloyd-Green, Lorna (1910 - 2002)

CBE, OBE

Born
4 February 1910
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
24 June 2002
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Gynaecologist

Summary

Lorna Lloyd-Green was one of the first female obstetricians and gynaecologists working in Melbourne in the first half of the twentieth century. She was a pioneering woman in Australian medicine. Lloyd-Green was an advocate of equal pay for equal work by females in the medical profession and encouraged training for medical women to give them the skills required when applying for senior positions. Late in life she changed career, becoming a music therapist at the Bethlehem Hospital, where she worked with dying patients.

Details

Events

1933
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1934 - 1935
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital (later known as the Royal Melbourne Hospital)
1935 - 1936
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1936 - 1937
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne (later known as the Royal Women's Hospital)
1939 - 1941
Career position - Medical Superintendent at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
1945 - 1969
Career position - Honorary Gynaecologist at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
1948
Career position - President of the Victorian Women's Medical Society
1950 - 1954
Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women
1951 - 1952
Career position - President of the Victorian Women Graduates Association
1956 - 1958
Career position - President of the Australian Federation of University Women
1958 - 1968
Career position - Vice-President of the Medical Women's International Association
1962 - 1965
Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women
1964 - 1965
Career position - Dean of the Clinical School at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
1968
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1968 - 1972
Career position - President of the Medical Women's International Association
1969
Career position - First woman Fellow of the Australian Medical Association (AMA)
1969 - 1985
Career position - Honorary Consultant at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
1979
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1989 - c. 1999
Career position - Music Therapist at the Bethlehem Hospital, Victoria

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Lorna Lloyd-Green', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 17, 2003, p. 4. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Wheat, Ken and Lyn and Patterson, Kaye, 'Obituary: Dr Lorna Lloyd-Green, CBE, OBE', The Age, 10 July 2002. Details

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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