Charlotte Anderson

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Charlotte Anderson
Born Charlotte Morrison Anderson
(1915-03-20)20 March 1915
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 15 April 2002(2002-04-15) (aged 87)
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Education University of Melbourne, BSc, MSc, MD
Occupation Scientist, educator
Title Professor of pediatrics and Member of the Order of Australia

Charlotte Morrison Anderson AM (20 March 1915 – 15 April 2002) was an Australian professor of paediatrics and children's health.

Anderson was an international pioneer in the field of paediatric gastroenterology, working on health problems including cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease. She studied the role of gluten in coeliac disease and worked to develop gluten-free diets.

Anderson was the first woman professor of paediatrics in the United Kingdom. She was appointed Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1968 and remained there until 1980, when she returned to Melbourne, her place of birth. In 1997, Anderson was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her service to medicine.


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