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McClelland, Margaret


Victoria, Australia


Margaret McClelland pursued a successful career as an anaesthetist in Melbourne after qualifying in her specialty in London in 1942. She completed her initial medical training at the University of Melbourne in 1931 and took up an appointment as resident medical officer from 1932-1933 and later, medical superintendent, from 1934 at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne. From there she moved to Sydney in 1936 to assume the position of medical superintendent at the Prince Henry Hospital. During World War II she worked as senior anaesthetist at the Central Middlesex Hospital London from 1941-1946 and returned to Melbourne to work as anaesthetist at the Royal Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospitals. In 1955 she took up the appointment of director of anaesthetics at the Royal Children's Hospital. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 31 December 1979 for her services to medicine.

Sources used to compile this entry: Medical directory of Australia 1980, p. 267.

Rosemary Francis

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