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Biographical entry Eades, Richard (1809 - 1867)


15 August 1809
Dublin, Ireland
12 October 1867
Windsor, Victoria, Australia


Richard Eades ran a private medical practice in Adelaide from 1849 to 1852 and in Melbourne from 1852 to 1867. He was also physician to the Melbourne Hospital (1859-1866), lectured on materia medica in the Government Analytical Laboratory and began an extra-mural course for medical students, which hastened the establishment of the University of Melbourne Medical School. After completing his studies in his home country of England, Eade went to Paris to study botany and chemistry and the migrated to Australia in 1848.



Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at Trinity College Dublin
1834 -
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at Trinity College Dublin
Life event - Migrated to South Australia
1849 - 1852
Career position - Private practice in South Australia
c. 1853 -
Career position - Private practice in Melbourne
Career position - Founder of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1856 - 1867
Career position - Official visitor to the Lunatic Asylum
1859 - 1866
Career position - Physician to the Melbourne Hospital
1860 - 1861
Career position - Member of the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria
1862 - 1867
Career position - First Lecturer in Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the University of Melbourne
1865 -
Career position - Health Officer for Melbourne
1884 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FRCS)

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