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Biographical entry Smith, Louis Lawrence (1830 - 1910)

15 May 1830
London, England
8 July 1910
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Physician and Politician


Louis Lawrence Smith, a proponent of commercialised medicine, opened a surgery in Bourke Street, Melbourne, in 1853 which soon expanded to include a Museum of Anatomy and a Polytechnic Hall. He developed a popular approach to medicine and advertised widely.

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Australian Medical Association (Victorian Branch)

  • Louis Lawrence Smith - Records, 1852 - 1910; Australian Medical Association (Victorian Branch). Details

Queensland State Archives

  • Louis Lawrence Smith - Records, 1853 - 1890; Queensland State Archives. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.