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EditorsProfessor Cindy Farquhar
is the postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland.

Cindy’s mother was a medical graduate in 1951.

Michaela Selway
has completed her Master of Arts in History. She is the co-founder and editor of Tahuhu Korero, a public history initiative at the University of Auckland.

Dr Nora Lynch
is a retired rheumatologist. She has a Grad. Dip. Arts (History) from the University of Auckland.

Nora’s grandmother was a medical graduate in 1917.

ContributorsRennae Taylor

Rennae Taylor completed her Masters of Health Sciences in 1999 and has been employed since 1993 by the Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology as a research project manager.

AlumniLucy Goodman (PhD)
is a researcher with an interest in science writing and communication.

Claire Gooder (PhD)
is a social and cultural historian who specialises in health history.
Rachael Bergin
is a medical student at the University of Otago.


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