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Ryan, Charles Snodgrass (1853 - 1926)

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Surgeon and Ornithologist
Born: 20 September 1853  Longwood, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 23 October 1926  at sea.
(Sir) Charles Snodgrass Ryan was a surgeon with the (Royal) Melbourne Hospital from 1878 until his retirement in 1913 and honorary medical officer at the Children's Hospital from 1883-1913. He was a grandson of John Cotton (qv) and a brother of Ellis Rowan. A keen ornithologist and photographer, he enthusiastically supported bird protection, the introduction of nature study in schools and the holding of an annual Bird Day.

Career Highlights
Born Longwood, Victoria, 20 September 1853. Died on board the "Otranto", near Adelaide, 23 October 1926. CB 1916, CMB, KBE 1919. Educated Universities of Melbourne (1870-72) and Edinburgh (MB, CM 1875). Served as a surgeon with the Turkish army 1876-78; surgeon, (Royal) Melbourne Hospital 1878-1913 (then consulting surgeon); honorary medical officer, Children's Hospital 1883-1913 (then consulting surgeon); chief medical officer, Victorian Railways 1903-24. Captain, Volunteer Medical Service 1878, principal medical officer, Victoria 1902, honorary physician to the governor-general 1904, assistant director of medical services, 1st Division, Australian Imperial Force 1914-16, consulting surgeon, medical headquarters staff, A.I.F. 1916-17, honorary surgeon-general, Australian Military Forces 1917-19. President, Medical Society of Victoria 1893; Turkish consul, Victoria for some years; President, Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1905-07.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 28 June 2005

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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