Bombs, camels and dining room X-rays: The lives of Australia’s pioneering medical women

AusDoc is celebrating their stories on International Women's Day.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Dr Phoebe Chapple was the first Australian to receive Britain’s Military Medal during World War I after treating injured women through the night at a military camp bombed by Germany.

Dr Marjorie Dalgarno performed Australia’s first mammogram and ran a radiological practice from her home, with an X-ray machine in her dining room and a darkroom in a converted laundry.