End of a hospital run by women
16 Jul 1986
Article published in 'The Age' newspaper, 16 July 1986, p. 20.
Constance Stone was the first woman registered to practise medicine in Australia. Because women were not permitted to enrol in university medical courses in Australia until the late 1880s, she obtained her medical degree from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, USA, an MD at the University of Toronto in 1888, and became a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in London in 1890. Returning to Australia she was pivotal in establishing the Queen Victoria Hospital, run by women, for women.
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