The history of the Endocrine Society of Australia. The first fifty years

David James Phillips, Philip Harding, Leon Bach

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The Endocrine Society of Australia was formed in 1958 with the aims of advancing knowledge and practice in endocrinology (the study of hormones) and to bring together physicians and scientists in this area of study. It was one of the first medical specialist societies in Australia. From humble beginnings with ninety-nine foundation members, it has flourished to a society with almost 950 members which annually runs three successful clinical and scientific meetings, and provides scholarships, research grants, and travel grants for its young members. Members have received international and national recognition within the field and more generally. Collaboration between scientists and physicians has been a key strength of the Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90 - 106
Number of pages17
JournalHealth and History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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