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Biographical entry Stanton, Byron Lionel (1891 - 1963)

7 July 1891
Palmerston North, New Zealand
20 April 1963
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Physician and Pharmacist


Byron Lionel Stanton initially qualified as a pharmacist, but then took up medical studies. After graduating he worked at the Melbourne and Children's hospitals before spending a year in with the Australian Imperial force. Upon returning to Melbourne he set up a private medicine practice which he ran for many years. He also lectured to both the medicine and pharmacy courses at the University of Melbourne and the College of Pharmacy. In fact at one point he was lecturer of Pharmacy and Materia Medica to his fellow medical students. Stanton was Head of the Department of Materia Medica at the College of Pharmacy from 1927 to 1963.



Education - Completed Pharmacy training at the College of Pharmacy in Melbourne
1916 - 1917
Career position - Staff Sergeant with the Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force
1919 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer in Pharmacy and Materia Medica at the University of Melbourne
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1921 - 1922
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital
Career position - Assistant Pathologist at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1926 -
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London
Career position - Studies in England
1927 -
Career position - Private practice in Melbourne
1927 - 1963
Career position - Head of the Department of Materia Medica at the College of Pharmacy
Award - Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria
1943 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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  • Haines, Gregory, 'Stanton, Byron Lionel (1891-1963), Physician and Pharmacist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 293-294. Also available at Details

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