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Biographical entry Russell, Emmie (1892 - 1987)

Born
18 August 1892
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
7 September 1987
Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Orthoptist

Summary

Emmie Russell was an early practitioner in Australia of orthoptics, the study of eye movement and the treatment of vision disorders. After completing her training she joined the newly-established orthoptic clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. During WWII she assisted the Royal Australian Air Force training program to increase the pilots' effectiveness. Russell was active in the Orthoptic Association of Australia, being foundation President 1944 - 1947.

Details

Events

1932
Education - Completed course in orthoptics, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1933 - 1956
Career position - In private practice, Macquarie St, Sydney
1944
Career position - Co-founder, Orthoptic Association of Australia
1944 - 1947
Career position - President, Orthoptic Association of Australia
1950 - 1951
Career position - President, Orthoptic Association of Australia
1956
Life event - Retired
1959 - 1987
Award - Honorary Life Member, Orthoptic Association of Australia

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Park, Margaret, 'Russell, Emmie (1892-1987), Orthoptist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, pp. 376-7. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'A tribute to Emmie Russell', Australian Orthoptic Journal, vol. 26, 1990, pp. 48-9. Details

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