John Cadell Windeyer appointed Foundation Chair of Obstetrics in 1925

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John Cadell Windeyer graduated MB MS in 1899. After working at Sydney Hospital as resident medical officer, he went overseas and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at University College Hospital, London, the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, and in Vienna. Returning to Australia in 1901, he worked in the pathology department of Sydney Hospital, specialising in the pathology of the female genital tract. Windeyer also had an association with the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, and is known for his formative work for the betterment of women and children, establishing the first ante-natal clinic at the hospital and securing the appointment of its first Honorary Paediatrician Margaret Harper. In 1914, Windeyer became Examiner in Gynaecology to the University of Sydney, in 1920 he was appointed lecturer, and five years later he became foundation Professor. Windeyer built up the teaching of gynaecology within the faculty, enlisting eminent clinicians from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, such as Sir Hebert Schlink, FA Maguire and Sir George Stening. Windeyer remained in this role for sixteen years until his retirement.[1]