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Hurman, Edith Myra

MBE

Born
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Edith Hurman, after commencing her early education in Perth, finished her medical training at Sydney University in 1922 and overcame many obstacles in order to become the first doctor to set up private practice in Cudal, New South Wales in 1925. With Muriel Amanda Rodda, a trained nurse, she was instrumental in the establishment of the town's hospital in 1928. Edith Hurman remained in Cudal and worked in that hospital until her retirement in 1961. She subsequently wrote a booklet entitled The beginnings, in 1980, in which she told the story of how the Cudal Hospital was established. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to medicine in New South Wales on 1 January 1966.

Sources used to compile this entry: Medical directory of Australia, p. 195; Hurman, Edith, The beginnings.

Rosemary Francis

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