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Shipton, Eva Adeline (1900 - 1984)

CBE

Born
13 September 1900
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
28 May 1984
Occupation
Pathologist

Summary

Eva Shipton was the founder of what has become known as Sydney Diagnostic Services, in 1928, when she commenced her private pathology practice in Macquarie Street, Sydney. Educated at Sydney University, where she gained her Bachelor of Science in 1921 and Bachelor of Medicine in 1925, she began her medical career at the Royal South Sydney Hospital and remained there from 1930-1946. She was also Honorary Consultant at St Margaret's Hospital for Women from 1932-1974 and Mater Misericordiae North Sydney from 1936-1946. At the forefront of her profession, she was the first doctor to use blood groups for paternity suits in Sydney and inaugurated the first voluntary blood donors in Sydney with Toc H. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974 for services to medicine.

Sources used to compile this entry: Who's Who in Australia, 1983, p. 778.

Rosemary Francis

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