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Smith, Julian Augustus Romaine (1873 - 1947)

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Surgeon, Photographer and Inventor
Born: 5 December 1873  Camberwell, Surrey, England.  Died: 13 November 1947  East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Julian Augustus R. Smith helped establish St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, as the premier surgical hospital in Victoria and possibly Australia. After studying science, Smith turned his attentions to medicine and graduated with a MD from Melbourne University in 1901. Soon afterwards he moved to the Victorian country town of Morwell and established a private practice, where he carried out many surgical procedures. In 1908, after a stint in Melbourne and England, Smith joined St Vincentís Hospital as an outpatient surgeon and then worked as an inpatient surgeon with special interests in urology. He quickly gained a reputation as a brilliant and innovative surgeon and was made a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons. After retiring in 1928, Smith concentrated more on his long-term interest of portrait photography and gained notoriety in this field as well. He was also an inventor and developed a roller pump for direct blood transfusions during World War II.

Career Highlights

1901First private practice established in Morwell, Victoria
1901Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1905Surgical Assistant to Mr F. D. Bird in Melbourne
1906Visited leading medical centres in England
1908 - 1928Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1927Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 29 January 2007

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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