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Hamilton Smith, William (Bill) (1916 - 2000)

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Born: 2 July 1916  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 13 July 2000  Melbourne.
William (Bill) Hamilton Smith was a consulting physician and diabetes specialist at several Victorian hospitals. He worked at Victoriaís St Vincentís Hospital for more than 30 years retiring in 1982. Hamilton Smith was one of the first physicians at the hospital to specialize, when he went to the United Kingdom to study endocrinology. He established the first endocrine clinic at St Vincentís and trained students and other doctors in the field.

Career Highlights

1939Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1939 - 1940Medical Registrar at St Vincent's Hospital
1940 - 1946Medical Officer and Squadron Leader with the Royal Australian Air Force
1945 - c. 1947Assistant Physician at the Repatriation Hospital
1946 - 1947Assistant Physician at St Vincent's Hospital
1947Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1951Postgraduate studies at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in Hammersmith and King's College Hospital in London, UK
1952 - 1982Visiting Senior Physician to the Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics at St Vincent's Hospital
1955 - 1967Staff Specialist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
1955 - 1982Visiting Specialist Physician with the Repatriation Department
1958 - 1960Member of the Victorian State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1959 - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1987 - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 9 October 2006
Modified: 13 December 2006

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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