Biographical entry Clendinnen, Frederick John (1860 - 1913)
- 13 April 1860
Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia
- 6 November 1913
Frederick John Clendinnen, the father of Leslie John Clendinnen, was a general practitioner in Melbourne 1886-1898 and thereafter a medical radiologist, one of the first in the world. He is generally acknowledged to be the first medical man in Melbourne to take an X-ray photograph of a patient.
Born Emerald Hill, Victoria, 13 April 1860. Died London, 6 November 1913. Educated University of Melbourne, Edinburgh (L and LMid, RCP and RCS 1884) and Brussels (MD and doctorate of midwifery 1885). General practice, Hawksburn, Victoria 1886-98, bought his first X-ray apparatus 1896, medical radiologist 1898-1913, first honorary skiagraphist, (Royal) Melbourne Hospital and Eye and Ear Hospital 1896-1913.
- Bennett, Robert, 'Clendinnen, Frederick John (1860-1913) and Leslie John (1887-1954) radiologists', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 28-29. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080029b.htm. Details
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