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Biographical entry Wilson, Ellen Mary Kent


Alternative Names
  • Hughes, Ellen Mary Kent (maiden name)


Ellen Mary K. Wilson, who practiced under her maiden name Hughes, completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne, graduating MB BS in 1917. After two years at the Hospital for Sick Children, Brisbane she became a Consulting Physician at the Armidale and New England Hospital, New South Wales. Her publications in the Medical Journal of Australia include "Syphilis in children" (October 1919) and "The role of the private practitioner in the prevention of disease" (May 1967). She served as a Justice of the Peace and was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 1 January 1968 for medicine.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Williams, Lesley M., 'Medical Women in Queensland: Characters and Charisma', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 20 (4) (2007), 134-138. Details


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