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Biographical entry Thornton, Mary Ethel Josephine

Alternative Names
  • Kent Hughes, Mary (Also known as)


Mary Thornton was specialist in radiology in the Royal Army Medical Corps, with the rank Major, serving in England and the Middle East during the Second World War. She was later visiting specialist in radiation at the Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1926? - 1935?
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Austin Hospital, Victoria
1935 - 1937
Career position - Radiologist at Dunedin and Wanganui Public Hospitals
Career position - First woman outside England to receive the London Fellowship Diploma of the Faculty of Radiologists - the highest radiation qualification in the British Empire
1939? - ?
Career position - Assistant Radiologist at the Austin Hospital in Victoria

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


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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