Almoner was the name given to what would later come to be known as a medical social worker. In hospitals that were also adoption agencies the almoner played a key role in obtaining consents from single mothers and selecting adoptive parents.
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Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE01108
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