Australia has a proud history of excellence in medical care and Australia Post is honouring five remarkable physicians who have contributed to making Australian health system one of the best in the world with the release of a new stamp issue. Titled Medical Doctors - A Lasting Legacy, the stamp issue will be released on 10 April 2012.
This stamp issue includes five domestic rate (60c) stamps, which feature Dr Jane (Jean) Stocks Greig, Dame Kate Campbell, Professor Fred Hollows AC, Dr Victor Chang AC and Professor Chris O'Brien AO.
The stamps were designed by Simone Sakinofsky of the Australia Post Design Studio. Simone's recent stamp designs include Christmas 2011 (secular) and Bush Babies (2011).
A highly collectable stamp and medallion cover is also available giving both collectors and the public a chance to collect a piece of history. This special cover will be individually numbered and limited to 7,500 and features three of the subjects - Chris O'Brien, Fred Hollows and Victor Chang.