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Interview with 'Ben Nevis' [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird

Title
Interview with 'Ben Nevis' [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 91/4
Description

'Ben Nevis' trained as a doctor at the University of Adelaide during the 1940s. As an intern at the Royal Adelaide Hospital he treated women who were suffering after having had illegal abortions. He practised in Adelaide in the 1950s and 1960s as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. He was sympathetic to women's needs for birth control, performed abortions for women where he felt they met the legal criteria, and passed on information about doctors in Melbourne to as many of his women patients as he could who requested abortions. 'Dr Nevis' was a foundation member of the Family Planning Association.

Recorded on 4 April 1990. 2 hours

Access
Tape recordings restricted until 31 December 2020. Edited transcript only: Unrestricted.
Finding Aid

Edited transcript available (19 pages)

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