Biographical entry Voss, Francis Henry Vivian (1860 - 1940)
- 9 August 1860
- 15 February 1940
Bellview Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Francis Voss practised medicine in Rockhampton, Queensland from 1887-1929. He improved the only maternity ward, separated it administratively from the Benevolent Asylum and established a training school for nurses. In 1900 he built his own private hospital and was a pioneer among private practitioners in establishing his own pathology laboratory.
Born 9 August 1860. Died 15 February 1940. Educated London Hospital (MRCS 1882, FRCS 1885). Intern, London Hospital, Whitechapel Infirmary 1884, government health officer and locum tenens, Bowen, Queensland 1885-86, private practice, Rockhampton 1887-1929, assistant immigration agent, quarantine area 1887, government medical officer 1888-1927, visiting government surgeon from 1891. Built his own private hospital 1900.Surgeon-captain of local naval volunteers in the Queensland Defence Force and commanded the Rockhampton branch of the Ambulance Corps. Foundation fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1927.
- McDonald, Lorna, 'Voss, Francis Henry Vivian (1860-1940), Medical Practitioner', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 335-336. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120375b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 5 March 2018