Med­i­cal Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

The Hindu - - OPED -

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.

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