• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6477

Hughes, Florence Marjorie

(1898 – 1995)
  • Born 1 January, 1898, Malvern Victoria Australia
  • Died 21 July, 1995
  • Occupation Anaesthetist, Medical practitioner


Florence Marjorie Hughes was born in 1898 in Malvern, Victoria. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1922, Hughes worked at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She left Australia for the United Kingdom in 1927 working at many hospitals and traveling to Italy before returning home. Records indicate she must have travelled again to the United Kingdom to receive her Diploma of Anaesthetics in 1939 or 1940.

Hughes continued to work at the Alfred until around 1942. After this year, Hughes entered into private practice on Collins Street in Melbourne. Her contributions to anaesthetics are relatively unknown, however, she gained postgraduate qualifications which enabled her to share new knowledge in Australia.