A tribute to Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin who dedicated her life to helping young African women damaged by traumatic births from The Science Show

From The Science Show - Catherin Hamlin was born in Sydney. She worked in Ethiopia pioneering medical treatment for young women damaged by unsuccessful childbirth. In 2000, Pauline Newman visited Catherine Hamlin and her famous hospital in Addis Ababa. Catherine Hamlin died in March 2020 at the age of 93. By way of tribute today we revisit Pauline's program from nearly 20 years ago.
A tribute to Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin who dedicated her life to helping young African women damaged by traumatic births
2020-05-01 19:05:54
Catherin Hamlin was born in Sydney. She worked in Ethiopia pioneering medical treatment for young women damaged by unsuccessful childbirth. In 2000, Pauline Newman visited Catherine Hamlin and her famous hospital in Addis Ababa. Catherine Hamlin died in March 2020 at the age of 93. By way of tribute today we revisit Pauline's program from nearly 20 years ago.

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