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Biographical entry Greig, Janet Lindsay (1874 - 1950)

8 August 1874
Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, Scotland
18 October 1950
London, England
Physician and Anaesthetist
Alternative Names
  • Creig, Jenny


Janet Greig was one of the founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne and one of the first woman anaesthetists in Victoria. She was an anaesthetist with various Melbourne hospitals including the Melbourne, Women's and Queen Victoria Hospitals.



Life event - Migrated to Victoria with family
Education - MB, University of Melbourne
Education - ChB, University of Melbourne
1897 - 1899?
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
1897 - 1915
Career position - In private practice in Fitzroy, Career position - in private practice in Fitzroy, Victoria
1899 - 1939
Career position - Honorary Physician, Presbyterian and Scots Church Children’s Aid Society
1899 - 1948
Career position - Co-founder and Honorary Physician, Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
1900 - 1917
Career position - Honorary Anaesthetist, Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
1902 - 1905
Career position - Honorary Anaesthetist, Melbourne Hospital
1915 - 1918
Career position - Honorary Physician to Outpatients, Children’s Hospital, Carlton
1915 - 1948
Career position - Consultant physician in Collins St
Career position - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Life event - Retired

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Archival resources

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Janet Lindsay Greig - Records; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Sydney: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1988), 332 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Wilson, Gwen, 'Janet Lindsay Greig: a Pioneer', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 13 (4) (1985), 420-428. Details


McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn