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WWI & Infant Welfare

April 16th, 2015

Episode 79 of 215 episodes

As we begin to celebrate milestones in the Great War it's important to remember although there was great loss and sadness, there were also some great changes and innovations that came with the experiences of Australians at war. One person changed by her experience working as a surgeon in a military hospital run by radical suffragettes came back to Australia full of confidence and organisational skills that were used to establish the first state run infant welfare centres. This is the war story of Dr Vera Scantlebury-Brown.

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