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Faculty of Medicine Senior Yearbooks
The Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS) is Australia's oldest medical student society, dating back to 1886. This collection of yearbooks, 1922–1980 was digitised and first made public by the University of Sydney School of Medicine as part of The University of Sydney School of Medicine Online Museum.
Notable medical graduates in this collection include:
- Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, former Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for the Central Sydney Area Health Service, Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of the University of Sydney.
- Dr. John Yeo, a leader in the prevention and rehabilitation of people with spinal injuries. The founder and director of the Spinal Research Foundation in 1976.
- Dr. Graeme Clark, a pioneer of the multiple-channel cochlear implant.
- Dr. Janet MacCredie AM, devised the theory of Neural Crest Injury as being the pathogenesis of congenital malformations of the thalidomide type, and one of the instigators of NSW Breast Screen.
- Dr. Margaret Burgess AO (nee Menser), a pioneer in research and clinical trials of rubella vaccines in Australia.
- Dr. Victor Chang AC, a pioneer of modern heart transplantation and humanitarian.
- Dr. Susan Pond AM, a world leader in physiological research into the functions and mechanisms of the liver, the first woman to be appointed to a Personal Professorial Chair in the Department of Medicine at the University of Queensland, and the first woman to receive the Wellcome Australia Medal.
- Dame Valerie Beral AC DBE FRS FRCOG FMedSci, epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology.
- Dr. Gordian Ward Fulde AO, the founder of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and former Director of the emergency department of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney for 35 years, retiring in 2018.
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