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Biographical entry Springthorpe, John William (1855 - 1933)

Born
29 August 1855
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Died
22 April 1933
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

John William Springthorpe was in private practice and in various Melbourne hospitals from 1883. He wrote numerous articles for medical and other journals and published a two-volume textbook, "Therapeutics, Dietetics, and Hygiene" in 1914. During World War I Springthorpe served with the Australian Army Medical Corps. He was senior physician to No. 2 Australian General Hospital and worked in France and England with soldiers suffering from nervous disorders. His university and hospital appointments had lapsed while he was away, so upon his return Springthorpe resumed his post of visitor to metropolitan asylums, took up private practice again and worked for repatriation and the infant welfare movement. He helped to set up a training and registration system in dentistry and was the first dean of the faculty; helped to found the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses Association and was its first president (1901); and was first chairman of the Masseurs' Registration Board.

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c. 1875
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1879
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1880
Career position - Medical officer at the Beechworth Asylum in Victoria
1881 - 1883
Career position - Studied and practiced in England
1883 -
Career position - Pathologist at the Alfred Hospital in Victoria
1883 - 1887?
Career position - Out-patient Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1884
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1887 -
Career position - Lecturer in Therapeutics, Dietetics and Hygiene at the University of Melbourne
1887 -
Career position - In-patient Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1891
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1900
Career position - President of the Melbourne Medical Association
1914 - 1919
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps

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