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Mocatta, Frances (1921 - 2015)

MB BS

Born
1921
Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
Died
13 September 2015
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Dr Frances Mocatta grew up in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. She studied medicine at the University of Sydney. A former Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at Rachel Forster Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women Paddington and Manly District Hospital, Sydney. In 1947 she married William Theyer Dean and had two daughters. She established a private practice in Meredith, Victoria and then Medindie, South Australia. Mocatta worked as a physician in allergic diseases. In 1963 she became a Medical Officer (MO) to the allergy clinic at the Repatriation Hospital.

Her publications included papers on the treatment of patients who were hypersensitive to bee strings. Her work was written up in the International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology in 1986. Dr Frances Mocatta retired in 1991.

Sources used to compile this entry: Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp. p. 325.; http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aMocatta/amocatta/1,2,3,B/frameset&FF=amocatta+frances&1,1, accessed 2004-04-20; Adelaide Advertiser, 16 September 2015.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Frances Mocatta [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott, 18 May 1993, SRG 438/29/44; Mocatta, Frances (1921 - 2015); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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