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Biographical entry Sewell, Sidney Valentine (1880 - 1949)

Born
14 February 1880
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died
13 March 1949
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

(Sir) Sidney Valentine Sewell worked for a short period as a neurologist and assistant pathologist at St Vincent's Hospital, then took up the post of physician to out-patients at (Royal) Melbourne Hospital (c.1911). He also lectured in neurology at the University of Melbourne and ran a private medical practice in Melbourne. During the early 1920s, Sewell visited the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest in Brompton, London, to learn the technique of artificial pneumothorax, and to the United States of America to study the management of tuberculosis. Upon returning to Victoria and after much effort and criticism he managed to establish a State tuberculosis service in Victoria. In 1930 Sewell co-founded the Association of Physicians of Australasia which was the forerunner of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Sir Sidney Sewell was knighted in 1945 for his services to the medical profession.

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1905
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1906
Career position - Senior Resident Medical Officer at Melbourne Hospital
c. 1907
Career position - Acting Lectureship in Pathology at the University of Melbourne
1908 - 1910
Career position - Clinical studies and practice in England and Germany
1910 -
Career position - Private medical practice established in Collins Street, Melbourne
1910
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1930
Career position - Co-Founder of the Association of Physicians of Australasia
1938
Career position - Association of Physicians of Australasia converted to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1938 - 1940
Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1939 -
Career position - Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
1939
Career position - Retired from the Royal Melbourne Hospital but remained on as a consulting physician
1940 - 1942
Career position - President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1945
Award - Knighted (KBE or Kt cr)

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McCarthy, G.J.