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Wilson, Ellen Mary Kent

MBE

Born
Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner
Alternative Names
  • Hughes, Ellen Mary Kent (maiden name)

Summary

Ellen Wilson, who practiced under her maiden name Hughes, completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne, graduating MB BS in 1917. After two years at the Hospital for Sick Children, Brisbane she became a Consulting Physician at the Armidale and New England Hospital, New South Wales. Her publications in the Medical Journal of Australia include "Syphilis in children" (October 1919) and "The role of the private practitioner in the prevention of disease" (May 1967). She served as a Justice of the Peace and was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 1 January 1968 for medicine.

Sources used to compile this entry: Medical Directory of Australia 1970, p.392.

Rosanne Walker

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