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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.

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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.