Dear Readers: I must apologise for my long absence. I have been very busy having recently produced a Baby Turkey and then attempting not to kill said Baby Turkey. Fortunately it's more difficult than it seems.
Thankfully in the ongoing endevour to keep my offspring alive I have been assisted by many individuals some of whom are the marvellous freely available maternal and child health nurses here in Australia. In honour of them I thought today we might talk about an Australian doctor who was instrumental in helping to set up that public health service many years ago, Vera Scantlebury-Brown.
Vera Scantlebury was born in 1889 in rural
Victoria. Her father was a country doctor, and he and her mother raised
all their children to believe in the importance of educational
attainment, regardless of sex.