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Hailes, Dorothy (Jean) (1926 - 1988)

AM

Born
22 June 1926
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
1988
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Dr Jean Hailes was a pioneer in women's health in Australia. In 1970 she began the first clinic in Australia dedicated to the management of women in midlife and beyond. Hailes was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine particularly in relation to women. Following her death in 1988, her colleagues and friends created the Jean Hailes Foundation to honour her memory.

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Events

1950
Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
21 November 1951
Married Henry Buckhurst Kay and they had 3 children
1962 - 1972
Medical Officer at the Red Cross Bank, Melbourne
1969
President of Old Grammarians Society
1970
Established the first Menopause Clinic in Australia at Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne
1970 - 1974
Voluntary work at Menopause Clinic, Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne
1971 - 1974
Voluntary work at the Family Planning Clinic, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
1972
Student health medical officer at Monash University
1972 - 1975
Student health medical officer at University of Melbourne
1972 - 1983
Medical Officer of the Family Planning Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
1975 - 1980
Medical Officer in charge of the Family Planning Clinic at Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne
1976 - 1986
Medical Officer in charge of the Menopause Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
1978
President of the Parents Association at Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School
9 June 1986
Appointed Member of the Order of Australia

Sources used to compile this entry: Cadman, Kerith A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1988, 26 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1988, 960 pp; Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp; http://www.jeanhailes.org.au/about.htm accessed 2004-02-19.

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