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Brown, Vera Scantlebury (1889 - 1946)

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Physician and Paediatrician
Born: 6 August 1889  Linton, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 14 July 1946  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Vera Scantlebury Brown, the wife of Edward Byam Brown, was director of the Victorian Health Department's section of infant welfare 1926-46. She wrote books on the care of infants and young children and her 1937 report for the National Health and Medical Research Council prompted government funding of the Lady Gowrie Child Centres.

Career Highlights

1914Resident Medical Officer at Melbourne Hospital
1914Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1915 - 1917Resident staff at the Children's Hospital
1917 - 1919Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Army Medical Corps
1919 - 1946Many honorary appointments including Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Children, the Women's and Children's hospitals, the Victorian Baby Health Centres Association, and the Free Kindergarten Union of Victoria
1921 - 1946Medical Officer in charge of city baby health centres (part-time)
1924Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1925Survey of the welfare of women and children, comparing Victoria with New Zealand for the Victorian Government
1926 - 1946Director of the section of infant welfare for the Health Department (part-time)
1938Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1946Annual travelling scholarship of 750 established by the Vera Scantlebury Brown Child Welfare Memorial Trust

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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