The Medical Defence Association of Victoria. Medical Defence by Doctors For Doctors. 1895 - 2007

MDAV was an organisation run by doctors for doctors for 112 years. Formed to help members answer claims against them and to assist with legal costs Council members, as doctors themselves, fully understood the trials and tribulations their membership dealt with in their daily practices. It was a natural step for them to wade in on situations impinging on the welfare of their members.

From raising the gauntlet against masqueraders threatening the livelihood of the profession, to resolving inadequacies and points of injustice where medicine and the law intersected, to riding through indemnity crises, medical specialisation, medical consumerism, and a shake-up in the medical indemnity world, MDAV always abided by the advice it gave its members – be thoughtful, be careful, be good.

This book seeks to understand the challenges faced by the profession throughout the 20th century and the relationship between medicine, the law and society.

Avant Mutual Group Limited, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9758113-3-7, hardback, 110 pages 
With Vicky Ryan