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Biographical entry Maudsley, Henry Carr (1859 - 1944)


25 April 1859
Stainforth, Yorkshire, England
5 March 1944
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia


Sir Henry Maudsley was an eminent surgeon and physician who was a member of staff at the Melbourne Hospital for over twenty years. Prior to this he worked at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and at University College Hospital in London. During World War I, Maudsley served with the Australian imperial Force both in Greece and at their London headquarters. He has received three imperial honours including the appointment to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).



1880 -
Education - Diploma of Member of College (MRCS - Member Royal College of Surgeons)
1880 - 1882
Career position - House Physician and Surgeon at University College Hospital, London
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of London
1882 - 1887
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at University College Hospital
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne)
1888 - 1892
Career position - Out-patient staff member at the Alfred Hospital
1892 - 1903?
Career position - In-patient Physician at the Alfred Hospital
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London
1903 - 1919
Career position - Indoor Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1908 - 1921
Career position - Lecturer in the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the University of Melbourne
1909 - 1914
Career position - Honorary Major in the Australian Army Medical Corps Reserve
1914 - 1916
Career position - Lieutenant-Colonel and Senior Physician with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) at the 1st Australian General Hospital in Heliopolis, Greece
Career position - Consulting Physician at the AIF Headquarters in London
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1919 -
Career position - Returned to Melbourne and set up a private medical practice
1919 -
Career position - Consulting Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1919 -
Career position - Consulting Physician at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Career position - Established the Neurological and Psychiatric Clinic at the Melbourne Hospital

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Russell, K. F., 'Maudsley, Sir Henry Carr (1859-1944), Physician', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 450-451. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.