• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0916

Mocatta, Frances

(1921 – 2015)
  • Born 1 January, 1921, Turramurra New South Wales Australia
  • Died 13 September, 2015
  • Occupation Medical practitioner


Dr Frances Mocatta grew up in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. She studied medicine at the University of Sydney. A former Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at Rachel Forster Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women Paddington and Manly District Hospital, Sydney. In 1947 she married William Theyer Dean and had two daughters. She established a private practice in Meredith, Victoria and then Medindie, South Australia. Mocatta worked as a physician in allergic diseases. In 1963 she became a Medical Officer (MO) to the allergy clinic at the Repatriation Hospital.

Her publications included papers on the treatment of patients who were hypersensitive to bee strings. Her work was written up in the International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology in 1986. Dr Frances Mocatta retired in 1991.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Frances Mocatta [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

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  • Membership
    • Lyceum Club Adelaide Incorporated (1922 - )
  • Related Organisations
    • Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children (1925 - 1963)