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Biographical entry Hood, Alexander Jarvie (1860 - 1934)

Born
21 October 1860
Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died
8 May 1934
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Alexander Hood was a Scottish-born medical practitioner who served the people of New South Wales for over thirty years. He held many posts during this time including chief medical officer for City Mutual Life Assurance Society (1889-1934), honorary medical officer at Sydney Hospital from 1890 and advisor to the New South Wales Government from 1893. Hood was knighted in 1921 for his honorary war service which included stints with the Army Medical Corps (1890-c.1904), the New South Wales Scottish Rifles (1904-1909) and his time as senior consultant physician at the Military Hospital, Randwick from 1915.

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1882
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of Glasgow
1882 - 1883
Career position - Resident at the Glasgow Western Infirmary
1884
Life event - Migrated to Australia (New South Wales)
1884 - c. 1888
Career position - Private practice in Rockymouth, New South Wales
16 June 1884
Career position - Registered to practice medicine in Australia
1887 -
Career position - Member of the British Medical Association, New South Wales branch
1887 - 1889
Career position - Medical Officer (unpaid) at the Lower Clarence Hospital
1888 - 1889
Career position - Government Medical Officer in the Clarence River district
1889
Life event - Moved to Sydney
1889 - 1934
Career position - Chief Medical Officer at City Mutual Life Assurance Society Pty. Ltd.
1890
Career position - Honorary Surgeon at the Sydney Hospital
1890 - c. 1920
Career position - Honorary war service in the Army Medical Corps with the New South Wales Scottish Rifles and unattached
1893 -
Career position - Government Consultant
1893 - 1895
Career position - Assistant Physician at the Sydney Hospital
1894 - 1921
Career position - Joint Honorary Secretary of the New South Wales Medical Union
1895 - 1920
Career position - Physician at the Sydney Hospital
1903 - 1928
Career position - Official Visitor at Gladesville and Callan Park Hospitals for the insane
1912 - 1934
Career position - Medical Advisor for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
1916 - 1934?
Career position - Director of the City Mutual Life Assurance Society Pty. Ltd.
1920 -
Career position - Consulting Physician at the Sydney Hospital
1920 - 1934
Career position - Council member of the War Memorial Hospital in Waverley
1921
Award - Knighted

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