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Dr Hilda Gardner was educated in Adelaide, South Australia. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1912 after a brilliant course. Her renowned brother, Howard Florey, nine years younger, was an inspiration to her in her later years. After terms of residency at the Adelaide Children's Hospital and the Women's Hospital, Melbourne, she married a South Australian, Dr John Forrest Gardner, who practised after the War in Richmond, Victoria. He died in 1929 from tetanus, possibly developing in an old war injury. There was a daughter and a son of the marriage, the son dying of septicaemia, at the age of seven years, prior to...