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Biographical entry Hensley, Annie (1901 - 1989)

M.B.E.

Born
6 February 1901
Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Died
1989
Occupation
Medical practitioner, Public health worker and Surgeon

Summary

Dr Annie Hensley was appointed coordinator of the Melbourne City Council's first campaign to combat dyptheria, in 1924. The campaign involved education of parents and vaccination and testing of children.

Over the course of the campaign she tested and immunised 11,230 children.

Between 1926 and 1932 she lived in Fiji and worked at the Ba Methodist Mission Hospital for Indian mothers.

Dr Hensley practiced and consulted until the age of 81.

Details

Events

1918 - 1923
Education - M.B.B.S. From the Medical School of the University of Melbourne
1923
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
1924 - 1926
Career position - Coordinator of Melbourne City Council's Dyptheria eradication campaign
1926 - 1932
Career position - Doctor at the Ba Methodist Mission Hospital, Fiji
1932 -
Career position - Ongoing private medical practice
1978
Award - Member of the British Empire

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Donsford, A., Dr A. D. Hensley - A medical life of service, Investigator Press Pty. Ltd., Hawthorndene, South Australia, 1989, 124 pp. Details
  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 215 pp. Details

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