• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0107

Kincaid-Smith, Priscilla Sheath

(1926 – 2015)
  • Born 30 October, 1926, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Died 18 July, 2015
  • Occupation Medical scientist


Priscilla Kincaid-Smith was Director of Nephrology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital 1967-1991, Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne 1975-1991 and Physician in Nephrology, Royal Women’s Hospital 1976-1991. Around the early 1960s she demonstrated overwhelming evidence of the link between headache powders and kidney damage and campaigned strongly against their use. She also made substantial contributions to research on the link between the kidneys and high blood pressure. She was appointed Commander of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) – 14 June 1975, for services to medicine (as Mrs Fairley).


  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

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