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Biographical entry Scott-Young, Margery (1912 - 1997)

CBE 1977; MRCS 1951; FRCS 1953; MB BS Sydney 1936; MS 1947; FRACS 1953.

25 May 1912
4 November 1997
General surgeon and Medical Officer


Margery Scott-Young was a consultant surgeon at the Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney. She was born on 25 May 1912 in North Sydney, the daughter of Reginald Charles Scott-Young, a sales manager, and Mary née Crotty. She was educated at the Monte Sant'Angelo College in Sydney and the University of Sydney, qualifying in 1936.

She was resident medical officer at the Sydney Hospital in 1936, medical superintendent of the Rachel Forster Hospital from 1937 to 1939, and resident medical officer of the Royal Hospital for Women from 1939 to 1940. She then joined the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, rising to be deputy assistant director of medical services of NSW lines of communication with the rank of Major.

After the war, she returned to be assistant and later full surgeon to the Rachel Forster Hospital. She was a life governor of the Australian Postgraduate Federation in Medicine, a councillor of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association and its honorary librarian. She was President of the Australian Drug and Medical Information Group from 1975 to 1980. On her retirement she was appointed CBE for services to medicine.

She never married, but was a keen gardener and linguist and wrote a history of the Medical Benevolent Association of New South Wales in 1985. She died on 4 November 1997.

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