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Biographical entry Kincaid, Hilda Estelle (1886 - 1967)

15 December 1886
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
31 March 1967
East Malvern, Victoria, Australia


Hilda Kincade was medical officer (child welfare) for the Melbourne City Council from 1927 until her retirement in 1952. In this role she worked on numerous projects including the examination of the effects of environment and nutrition on the growth and development of underprivileged children; tried to alleviate iron deficiency in mothers brought on by malnutrition and poverty during the Depression; and investigated haemoglobin levels in infants and methods of providing iron supplements. Prior to this Kincade was a demonstrator and assistant in bacteriology at the University of Melbourne, then resident medical officer at the Melbourne Hospital. From 1920 she worked at the Renwick Hospital for Infants and at the Scarba children's home, both in New South Wales.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
c. 1914
Career position - Assistant in Bacteriology at the University of Melbourne
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1921 - 1926
Career position - Senior Resident Medical Officer in charge at the Renwick Hospital for Infants in Sydney, and Medical Officer for the Scarba Children's Home in Sydney
c. 1922
Career position - Demonstrator in Physiology at the University of Sydney
Career position - Out-patient Assistant Physician at the Rachel Foster Hospital for Women and Children, Sydney
1927 - 1952
Career position - Medical Officer (child welfare) for the Melbourne City Council
Life event - Retired

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See also

  • Alexander, John A. ed., Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12 (Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 1944), 906 pp. Details

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