Henderson, Margaret Mary, (OBE) (1915-)

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Henderson, Margaret Mary, OBE (1915-)
Henderson, Margaret Mary (1915-)
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Physician
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Margaret Henderson, a consultant physician to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1981, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 12 June 1976 for her services to medicine. She enjoyed a long association with the Royal Melbourne Hospital in the capacity of honorary physician from 1947-1975 and specialist physician from 1976-1981. She was also consultant physician at the Queen Victoria Hospital for Women from 1959. During World War II she served as a captain in the Australian Military Forces from 1941-42. She completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne, graduating MB BS in 1931 and MD in 1941. She was a Fellow of Janet Clarke Hall, at the University of Melbourne from 1966.

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Dr. Margaret Henderson joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a resident in 1939. In 1959 she became the first woman to be appointed honorary physician by the hospital. Dr Henderson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 12 June 1976, for her services to medicine. In 2005 she was made a Consultant Emeritus by the Melbourne Health Board.

  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Junior Research Officer at the Medical Research Council
  • Career position - Australian Military Forces captain
  • Career position - Honorary Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Consultant Physician at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - Specialist Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Member of the Management Committee of the Royal District Nursing Service
  • Career position - Consultant Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Royal District Nursing Service

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Australian Women's Register

  • (Corporate Body) Lyceum Club (Melbourne) (1912 - )

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Henderson, Margaret Mary
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. Medical directory of Australia 1980
    Errol G. Knox
    [Glebe, New South Wales]
    Published: Australasian Medical Publishing Co.
  5. Who's Who in Australia 1998
    Neto, Maryanne (researcher)
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Information Australia Group Pty Ltd

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Henderson, Margaret Mary
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The People of the Royal Melbourne - Margaret Henderson
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  4. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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