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Biographical entry Love, Wilton Wood Russell (1861 - 1933)

16 November 1861
Hollymount, Mayo, Ireland
3 January 1933
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Wilton Love was an expert in general medicine and a pioneer in bacteriology and pathology. He was also one of the first in Queensland to introduce and master the techniques of diathermy and X-rays, setting up X-ray services at the Brisbane Children's Hospital. Love's other roles included assisting the Department of Police in their forensic work, lecturing Chemistry at the Brisbane Technical and Pharmacy colleges, Secretary of the Queensland Central Board of Health and of the Australasian Medical Congress, President of the British Medical Association - Queensland branch, foundation Fellow of the College of Surgeons of Australasia and a consulting surgeon to several hospitals including the Brisbane Children's Hospital and the lady Lamington Hospital.



Life event - Migrated to Australia (Queensland) with his family
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1886 -
Career position - Practitioner in Queensland

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Leggett, C. A. C., 'Love, Wilton Wood Russell (1861-1933), Medical Practitioner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 153-154. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.