Medical Women’s Association.
Presiding at the opening ceremony of the All-India Conference of the Association of medical women in India [in Bombay], Her Excellency Lady Willingdon said that the greatest lessons learnt from the war is the extent to which women can undertake with success the most diverse forms of public duty. The work of the women’s branch has profoundly impressed upon her the versatility, ability and self-sacrifice which women can bring to bear upon a task which inspires and appeals to them. She mentioned that military authorities have recently appointed a unit of medical and surgical staff to Freeman Thomas, War Hospital, Bombay, composed entirely of women doctors. Dr. Agues Scott, Vice-President of the Association, described the work during the ten years of the existence of the Association. Dr. Anna Kugler gave an address on the problems which the association hopes to solve. These include the difficult conditions of childbirth, infantile mortality, training of nurses, etc., Surgeon General Lyons and Sir Narayanrao Chandavarkar also took part in the deliberations.