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.
Neither the RAF or McIndoe were prepared for the number of airmen who would arrive at the hospital nor the severity of their injuries. McIndoe, faced the monumental task of restoring not only skin but flesh, and bone structures and, rebuilding his patient’s self-esteem and will to live. In a groundbreaking approach to rehabilitation, he set out to create a therapeutic community in the hospital, and the town of East Grinstead.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.