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Biographical entry Wing, Marie Naomi (Naomi) (1903 - 1985)


2 October 1903
Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
27 February 1985
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia


Naomi Wing was a rheumatologist renowned for her work in this field and rehabilitation medicine. After 20 years in general practice and a year's study in the United Kingdom, Wing began a specialist rheumatology practice in Sydney in 1951. A persuasive lobbyist, she was influential in the establishment of a pilot rehabilitation service at the Royal South Sydney Hospital. She was Director of this service from 1968 until she retired in 1973. Wing was a member of the 1969 - 1970 steering committee examining the feasibility of establishing rehabilitation programs for injured workers. She was President of the Australian Rheumatism Association from 1962 to 1963.



Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Lithgow Hospital, New South Wales
1929 - 1935
Career position - In general practice, Pambula, New South Wales
1935 - 1950
Career position - In general practice, Cooma, New South Wales
1951 - 1984
Career position - In specialist rheumatology practice, Sydney
1953 -
Career position - Assistant Rheumatologist, Royal South Sydney Hospital
1958 - 1959
Career position - President, Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
1962 - 1963
Career position - President, Australian Rheumatology Association
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1968 - 1973
Career position - Medical Director, Rehabilitation Centre, Royal South Sydney Hospital
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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