The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
When eight-year-old Graeme Thorne was kidnapped on his way to school in July 1960, the whole of Australia was gripped with fear and loathing for a person who could try to take financial advantage of the most treasured bond of love – between parent and child. This is the story of Australia’s only known kidnapping of a child for ransom. Just weeks earlier, Graeme’s parents had won £100,000 in the Opera House lottery. It was this that attracted the attention of kidnapper, Stephen Bradley.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.