Harper, Margaret H. (Margaret Hilda) (1879-1964)

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Harper, Margaret H. (1879-1964)
Harper, Margaret Hilda (1879-1964)
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Paediatrician
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Margaret Hilda Harper (1879-1964), paediatrician, was born on 4 April 1879 in Melbourne, third child of Rev. Andrew Harper, principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, and his first wife Agnes Marian...

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Margaret Harper was a paediatrician whose career was a series 'firsts': the first woman to be appointed to the honorary staff of Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children; the Medical Officer of the first baby clinic established in New South Wales (1914); the first Director of the Mothercraft Homes and Nurses' Training Schools; the first person to differentiate between coeliac disease and cystic fibrosis. Her primary interests lay in the diseases of the newborn and their mothers. She gained an international reputation for her contributions to infant feeding and paediatric nutrition. Harper was one of the six women who in 1922 founded the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children in Sydney. Her book (1924) reached its 20th edition in 1955. In 1938 she was one of only four women to become foundation Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

  • Education - MB ChM, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, New South Wales
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown, New South Wales
  • Career position - Medical Officer at the first baby clinic when established at Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
  • Career position - In general practice, Woolstonecraft, New South Wales
  • Career position - First Director, Mothercraft Homes and Nurses’ Training Schools, Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Children
  • Career position - Member of Council, Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies
  • Career position - Medical Director, Tresillian Mothercraft Home, Petersham, New South Wales
  • Career position - Co-founder, Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and
  • Career position - Honorary Medical Officer, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, New South Wales
  • Career position - Honorary Consulting Physician, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington
  • Career position - Member, Hospitals Commission of New South Wales
  • Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Career position - Member, Child Welfare Advisory Council of NSW

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Harper, Margaret Hilda
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Margaret Hilda Harper
    Little, Marjorie
    Published: 1964
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1964, 2, 695-6
  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. Harper, Margaret Hilda (1879-1964)
    Cowden, Victoria
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 204-205
  5. Dr. Margaret Harper: her achievements and place in the history of Australia / Lysbeth Cohen
    Cohen, Lysbeth
    Published: Wentworth Books, Sydney, 1971
  6. Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    McDonald, G. L.
    Published: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988

Resources by Margaret H. Harper (4)

  1. Dr. Margaret Harper : her achievements and place in the history of Australia
    Cohen, Lysbeth, 1926-
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 23 libraries
    Dr. Margaret Harper : her achievements and place in the history of Australia
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  2. Report on the work of the Royal New Zealand society for the health of women and children ... / issued by the Royal society for the welfare of mothers and babies of N.S.W
    Harper, Margaret H. (Margaret Hilda), 1879-1964
    [ Book : 1920 ]
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  3. The parent's book : a guide to mothercraft / By Margaret H. Harper and Kathleen Winning
    Harper, Margaret H. (Margaret Hilda), 1879-1964
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At 5 libraries
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  4. The parents' book / by Margaret H. Harper
    Harper, Margaret H. (Margaret Hilda), 1879-1964
    [ Book : 1900-1999 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Margaret Harper, doctor, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Dr. Margaret Harper : her achievements and place in the history of Australia
    Cohen, Lysbeth, 1926-
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 23 libraries
    Dr. Margaret Harper : her achievements and place in the history of Australia
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  3. Volume 321: Angus & Robertson correspondence files Harman, Ian - Harpham, Shirley, 1939-1968
    [ Unpublished ]
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    Volume 321: Angus & Robertson correspondence files Harman, Ian - Harpham, Shirley, 1939-1968
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  4. [Miscellaneous portraits of twentieth century authors and poets, being mainly photographs, ca. 1910-1970]
    [ Photograph : 1970 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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