Dame Kate Campbell (1899-1986) postage stamp

1. Simone Sakinofsky
2. Australia Post Design Studio
Dame Kate Campbell, DBE (1899-1986) was a physician and paediatrician and an eminent alumna of the University of Melbourne. After residencies at the Melbourne Hospital, Children's Hospital and (Royal) Women's Hospital, Campbell established a general practice and in 1929 began teaching neonatal paediatrics at the University of Melbourne - the first such appointment in Australia. A pioneer of neonatal intensive care, Campbell's most outstanding contribution in research was in 1951 when she established that excess therapeutic oxygen lay behind acquired retrolental fibroplasia, a condition that could lead to blindness among premature babies. Appointed OBE in 1954, she was elevated to DBE in 1971 for services to the welfare of Australian children.

On 10 April 2012 Australia Post honoured Dame Kate Campbell on a postage stamp.
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offset lithographic print on paper
3.7 x 2.6 cm
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Gift of Australia Post, 2012
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Medical History Museum Category


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