Greig, Janet Lindsay (1874-1950)

Also known as
Creig, Jenny (1874-1950)
Greig, Janet Lindsay, (MBBS) (1874-1950)
Greig, Jenny (1874-1950)
Field of activity
Medical Practitioner; Physician; Anaesthetist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-754063

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GREIG FAMILY: Jane Stocks (1872-1939) and Janet Lindsay (1874-1950), medical practitioners, Clara Puella (1877-1957), tutor, Grata Flos Matilda (1880-1958), barrister and solicitor, and Stella...

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The daughter of merchant Robert Lindsay and Jane Stocks (née Macfarlane) Jenny Greig graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1895. She devoted her life to the service of women, especially in the field of medicine. One of the founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital when Greig retired in 1948 she had been an active member of the honorary medical staff for over 50 years. When the hospital added a new pathology block in 1937 it was named after her. Greig is recognized as the first woman anaesthetist in Victoria: she was honorary anaesthetist at the Women's Hospital in Melbourne from 1900 to 1917, honorary assistant anaesthetist at the Melbourne Hospital in 1903 and was admitted as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1940. Greig died will visiting London in 1950.

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Janet Greig was one of the founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne and one of the first woman anaesthetists in Victoria. She was an anaesthetist with various Melbourne hospitals including the Melbourne, Women's and Queen Victoria Hospitals.

  • Life event - Migrated to Victoria with family
  • Education - MB, University of Melbourne
  • Education - ChB, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - In private practice in Fitzroy, Career position - in private practice in Fitzroy, Victoria
  • Career position - Honorary Physician, Presbyterian and Scots Church Children’s Aid Society
  • Career position - Co-founder and Honorary Physician, Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Honorary Anaesthetist, Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Honorary Anaesthetist, Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Physician to Outpatients, Children’s Hospital, Carlton
  • Career position - Consultant physician in Collins St
  • Career position - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Life event - Retired

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Greig, Janet Lindsay (Jenny)
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Lady Doctors
    Cronin, Monica
    [2018]
    Published: Geoffrey Kaye Museum, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
    Series: IspartOf The Rare Privilege of Medicine: Women Anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand
  3. The Rare Privilege of Medicine: Women Anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand
    Cronin, Monica
    [2018]
    Published: Geoffrey Kaye Museum, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  4. 'This Mad Folly!': The History of Australia's Pioneer Women Doctors
    Hutton Neve, Marjorie
    [Sydney, NSW]
    Published: Library of Australian History
  5. Greig, Jane Stocks (1877-1939) and Janet Lindsay (1974-1950), medical practitioners, Clara Puella (1877-1957), tutor, Grata Flos Matilda (1880-1958) barrister and solicitor, and Stella Fida (1889-1913), law graduate.
    Campbell, Ruth and Hack, J Barton
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  6. Greig, Janet Lindsay (Jenny) (1874-1951)
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  7. A brief history of the Greig sisters
    [c. 1980]
    Series: State Library of South Australia
    A family history of the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsay Greig of Dundee, Scotland who migrated to Australia in 1888. Jane Stocks Greig (1872-1939) studied medicine and was appointed Chief Medical Inspector of the Victorian Education Department. Janet Lindsay Greig (1874-1950) also studied medicine and was a senior staff member at the Queen Victoria Hospital. Clara Puella Greig (1877-1957) studied science and opened the first Coaching College in Australia conducted by women. In 1910 she married Mr. Clement A. Hack, a Patent Attorney of Melbourne. Grata Flos Matilda Greig (1878-1959) was the first woman to be admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Law at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1905. Stella Fida Greig (1889-1913) attended Melbourne University and graduated L.L.B. in 1911. Also includes notes on their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Greig and a newspaper cutting about Flos Greig.
    PRG 456/43

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Greig, Janet Lindsay
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Janet Lindsay Greig: a Pioneer
    Wilson, Gwen
    Published: 1985
    Series: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 13, 4, 420-428
  3. Janet Lindsay Greig (1874-1950), Medical Practitioner
    Campbell, Ruth
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 101-103
  4. Greig, Jane Stocks (Jean) (1872-1939)
    Campbell, Ruth; Barton Hack, J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 101-102
  5. 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
  6. Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    McDonald, G. L.
    Published: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988

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