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Biographical entry Kenny, Augustus Leo (1863 - 1946)

Born
29 July 1863
Salford, Lancashire, England
Died
27 September 1946
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon and Catholic layman

Summary

Augustus Leo Kenny was a surgeon who contributed greatly to medical affairs in Victoria. He was the Eye and Ear Hospital's (Melbourne) inaugural honorary aural and ophthalmic surgeon (1893-1908); a founder of the Ophthalmological Society of Melbourne; a member of the Medical Board of Victoria; and a founder, honorary treasurer and secretary, and councilor of the Australasian College of Surgeons.
Kenny was also a devout Catholic who was heavily involved in the running of the Church in Victoria. He was confidant and advisor to the Archbishop from 1887 and first president of the Cathedral Club for Men (1903). He was awarded many papal honours including the Papal chamberlain of cape and sword (1907).

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1870
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne) with family
1885
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1886
Education - Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1886 - 1888
Career position - First Resident Surgeon at the Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne
1887 -
Career position - Advisor and Confidant to Archbishop Carr, then Archbishop Mannix
1888 -
Career position - Member of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom
1888
Award - Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great (Papal) (KSG)
1888 - c. 1893
Education - Study period in England
1893 - 1908
Career position - First Honorary Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1899
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1899
Career position - Founder of the Ophthalmological Society of Melbourne
1900
Career position - Secretary of the Australasian Catholic congress
1904
Career position - Secretary of the Australasian Catholic congress
1907
Award - Papal Chamberlain of Cape and Sword
1908 -
Career position - Private practice in Collins Street, Melbourne
1914
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1923
Career position - Honorary General Secretary of the Australasian Medical Congress
1927 -
Career position - Inaugural Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Australasian College of Surgeons
1927
Career position - Founder of the Australasian College of Surgeons
1927 - 1944
Career position - Council member of the Australasian College of Surgeons
1929
Award - Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great (Papal) (KGSG)

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McCarthy, G.J.