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Biographical entry Smith, William Ramsay (1859 - 1937)

Born
27 November 1859
King Edward, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died
28 September 1937
Belair, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Anthropologist

Summary

William Ramsay Smith commenced work at the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital in 1896 and in 1899 was appointed Physician to the infectious diseases unit, city coroner, inspector of anatomy and chairman of the Central Board of Health. He retired in 1929.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Arthur Wilberforce Jose - Records, 1919 - 1925, A7273; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • William Ramsay Smith - Records, 1920 - 1929, D 5047; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Elmslie, Ronald G; Nance, Susan, 'Smith, William Ramsay (1859-1937), Physician, Naturalist, Anthropologist and Civil Servant', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 674-675. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110689b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Macdonald, Helen,, 'The Anatomy Inspector and the Government Corpse ', History Australia , vol. 6, no. 2, 2009. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.