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Phyllis Cilento

Australian doctor and medical journalist (1894–1987) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Phyllis Dorothy Cilento, Lady Cilento (née McGlew; 13 March 1894  26 July 1987) was an Australian medical practitioner, prominent medical journalist, and pioneering advocate of family planning in Queensland.

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Phyllis Cilento

Lady Cilento
Cilento in 1943
Phyllis Dorothy McGlew

13 March 1894 (1894-03-13)
Died26 July 1987 (1987-07-27) (aged 93)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Known forJournalism and advocacy of health of mothers and children
SpouseRaphael Cilento
Children6, including Margaret and Diane
RelativesJason Connery (grandson)
Medical career
ProfessionMedical practitioner
Sub-specialtiesHealth of mothers and children

In August 2018, about 900 staff at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland called for the hospital to change its name. Staff at the hospital told The Guardian that their protest was due to Cilento's racism, homophobia, and a quackery.[1][2] A month later, Queensland health minister Steven Miles announced that the hospital would be renamed to Queensland Children's Hospital due to confusion about whether it was public or private.[3][4]

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