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Biographical entry Stawell, Richard Rawdon (1864 - 1935)

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Born
14 March 1864
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Died
18 April 1935
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

(Sir) Richard Rawdon Stawell was honorary physician to the Children's Hospital, Melbourne from 1893-1914, to out-patients at Melbourne Hospital from 1903-19, to in-patients from 1919-24 and a consulting physician from 1924. He also had a successful private practice. He was particularly concerned with the wider responsibilities of the medical profession in society. Stawell is commemorated by the Sir Richard Stawell Oration which was given in Melbourne from 1934 to 1986.

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1887
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1888
Education - Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1890
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1890 - 1892
Education - Postgraduate work in the United Kingdom (London) and Germany (Tübingen)
1891
Education - Diploma of Public Health completed in London
1893 - 1908
Career position - Private practice in Collins Street Melbourne
1893 - 1914
Career position - Honorary Physician at the Children's Hospital in Melbourne
1903 - 1919
Career position - Honorary Physician of out-patients at the Melbourne Hospital
1905 - 1935
Career position - Member of the Melbourne Hospital board of management
1908 - 1935
Career position - Private practice in Spring Street Melbourne
1910
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1915 - 1916
Career position - Head of the medical section of the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Australian Imperial Force
1916 -
Career position - Member of the appeal board of the Repatriation Department
1917 - 1924
Career position - Physician to in-patients at the Melbourne Hospital
1920
Career position - President of the Melbourne Club
1924 -
Career position - Consulting Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1928
Career position - President of the Melbourne Hospital board of management
1929
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1930 - 1932
Career position - Inaugural President of the Association of Physicians of Australasia (later the Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
1930 - 1935
Career position - Chairman of the Victorian Council of Mental Hygiene

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Journal Articles

  • Cowan, R. W. T., 'Some Problems of our Expanding Universities. Sir Richard Stawell Oration', Medical Journal of Australia, no. 1, 1962, pp. 189-196. Details
  • Kellaway, C. H., 'The Sir Richard Stawell Oration. (Aspects of medical research in Australian medical Schools).', Medical Journal of Australia, no. 1, 1938, pp. 365-374. Details
  • Stawell, R. R., 'The Halford Oration. The Foundations of the Medical School and the Future of Medical Education', Medical Journal of Australia, no. 1, 1931, pp. 1-8. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker