9.30am – 4pm, Friday March 8, 2019
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History is holding a one day history symposium on women and medicine. A series of presenters will discuss various aspects of the historically fraught relationship between women and medicine, as both patients and practitioners.

Join us as we explore famous women working in the area of non-pharmacological obstetric pain relief, reproductive crime in the state of Victoria, mental health and asylums, anatomical collections, early women entrants to the medical profession, and many other topics. A full program will be released shortly.

Presentations include:

  • Margaret Anderson – Old Treasury Building – reproductive crime in Victoria 

  • Jacqui Sanders – Deakin University – women and asylums 

  • Eugenia Pacitti – Monash University – foetal collecting for anatomy and pathology museums  

  • Sarah Rood – Way Back When – Gwenneth Wisewould and the gatekeepers 

  • Ruth Lee – Deakin University – Dr Mary de Garis 

  • A/Prof Louella McCarthy – University of Wollongong – early women doctors weren’t necessarily operating within the same context as each other 

  • Mary Sheehan – Living Histories – Spanish Flu 

  • Carolyn Rasmussen – Independent scholar – women and medicine

Tickets – $50 or $35 for students.