SAANZ had been formed in 1963: only a few years prior to the Medical Section.
This body was auspiced by SAANZ and run by Katy Richmond and Rosemarie Otto in the late 1960s and early 1970s (Richmond 2003:60-63).
One indication is the number of members listing their 'area of special interest' in the association's public membership directory as 'medical sociology', and the proportional increase in this group over the decade (cf: SAANZ 1970; Scott 1979:21).
At the third annual conference of SAANZ at Monash University in 1965, several papers presented were of a health or medical nature, including papers from Alan Stoller and Jerzy Krupinski (ANZJS 1965:133).
SAANZ (1970) SAANZ Membership Directory 1970 (compiled and edited by Richard A.