- THE DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD
The Leading Edge: Innovation, Technology and People in Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service
The advent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the 1930s was a testimony to Australian innovation and ingenuity. Much has been written about the early history of the iconic organisation, adapting aircraft and pedal radios to meet the needs of people in vast remote areas.
In this book, Dr Stephen Langford, the Service's longest serving medico, provides a compelling account of the Service since the late 1970s. Langford's history emphasises the technology and innovation that has enabled the RFDS to remain at the forefront of aeromedical care.
Praise for The Leading Edge:
The early history of the RFDS and the life of its founder have been well documented in the past but there has never been a study like this! The degree of detail is a gift for those readers with a working background in medicine, but there are enough short anecdotes and examples of care provided in each section to keep even the non-medical reader interested.ROBERT REID, MEDICUS MAGAZINE