• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0225

Wing, Marie Naomi

(1903 – 1985)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 2 October, 1903, Narrabri New South Wales Australia
  • Died 27 February, 1985, Hornsby New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Rheumatologist


Marie Naomi Wing (preferred name Naomi), an honours graduate in medicine and surgery from the University of Sydney in 1927, was renowned for her work as a rheumatologist and specialist in rehabilitation medicine. She served as president of the Australian Rheumatism Association from 1962-1963 and as president of the Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine from 1958-1959. She was medical director of the Rehabilitation Centre at the Royal South Sydney Hospital from 1968 onwards, and in the same year was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to medicine. Her work in rehabilitative medicine was acknowledged with her appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979.

She married Lindon Wooledge Wing in 1928 in Katoomba, New South Wales. They had three children, one of whom went on to study medicine and become a doctor.

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