Ross, Isabella Henrietta Younger (1887-1956)

Also known as
Ross, Isabella Henrietta Younger, (OBE) (1887-1956)
Ross, Isie (1887-1956)
Younger Ross, Isie (1887-1956)
Field of activity
Medical Practitioner; Physician
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1467998

Biographies

Isabella Henrietta Younger (Isie) Ross (1887-1956), medical practitioner, was born on 15 July 1887 at Warrnambool, Victoria, eldest daughter of John Younger, storekeeper, and his wife Henrietta, née Dawson....

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Isabella Ross was instrumental in establishing the first baby clinic in Victoria and became a central figure in the Victorian Baby Health Centres Association. A plaque commemorating her is at the Queen Elizabeth Maternal and Child Welfare Centre, Carlton.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University Glasgow
  • Career position - Worked in the slum areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Career position - House Physician at the Queen's Hospital for Children, London
  • Career position - Travelled to Australia through the USA, where she studied child welfare under Dr Herman N. Bundesen in Chicago
  • Career position - Established the first Victorian baby clinic at Richmond
  • Career position - Became a central figure in the Victorian Baby Health Centres Association
  • Career position - Worked for various periods at the Children's, Royal Women's and Queen Victoria Hospitals in Melbourne, as well as in private practice
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - President of the Lyceum Club

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  1. Ross, Isabella Henrietta Younger
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Ross, Isabella Henrietta Younger (1887-1956), Medical Practitioner
    Reiger, Kerreen M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 456-457
  3. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, John A.
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944

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