• Entry type: Person
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Bourne, Eleanor Elizabeth

(1878 – 1957)
  • Born 4 December, 1878, South Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Died 23 May, 1957, Manly Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Doctor


Dr Eleanor Bourne was appointed first medical officer in the Department of Public Instruction in 1911. Her research on hookworm disease was used in the Rockefeller-financed hookworm survey of northern Queensland. During wartime, Dr Bourne served as a lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps in London. She became medical officer to Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

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