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Littlejohn, Jean (1899 - 1990)

CBE, OBE

Born
3 April 1899
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 November 1990
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon

Summary

Jean Littlejohn, born and educated in Melbourne at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and the University of Melbourne, made an outstanding contribution to ear, nose and throat surgery as honorary consultant, ear nose and throat, at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She was the first woman elected to the Medical Faculty at the University of Melbourne in 1947. Her work was acknowledged initially with her appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire in June 1962 for services to the deaf in Victoria, and again as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 1975 for services to medicine.

Sources used to compile this entry: Errol G. Knox (ed.), Medical directory of Australia 1970, Australasian Medical Publishing Co., Glebe, New South Wales, 1970. p. 484.; Who's Who in Australia, 1977, p 669.

Rosemary Francis

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