Biographical entry Hensley, Annie (1901 - 1989)
- 6 February 1901
Nhill, Victoria, Australia
- Medical practitioner, Public health worker and Surgeon
Dr Annie Hensley was appointed coordinator of the Melbourne City Council's first campaign to combat dyptheria, in 1924. The campaign involved education of parents and vaccination and testing of children.
Over the course of the campaign she tested and immunised 11,230 children.
Between 1926 and 1932 she lived in Fiji and worked at the Ba Methodist Mission Hospital for Indian mothers.
Dr Hensley practiced and consulted until the age of 81.
- 1918 - 1923
- Education - M.B.B.S. From the Medical School of the University of Melbourne
- Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
- 1924 - 1926
- Career position - Coordinator of Melbourne City Council's Dyptheria eradication campaign
- 1926 - 1932
- Career position - Doctor at the Ba Methodist Mission Hospital, Fiji
- 1932 -
- Career position - Ongoing private medical practice
- Award - Member of the British Empire
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
- Donsford, A., Dr A. D. Hensley - A medical life of service (Hawthorndene, South Australia: Investigator Press Pty. Ltd., 1989), 124 pp. Details
- Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2004), 215 pp. Details
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