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Biographical entry Hamilton Smith, William (Bill) (1916 - 2000)

Born
2 July 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
13 July 2000
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Endocrinologist

Summary

William (Bill) Hamilton Smith was a consulting physician and diabetes specialist at several Victorian hospitals. He worked at Victoria's St Vincent's Hospital for more than 30 years retiring in 1982. Hamilton Smith was one of the first physicians at the hospital to specialize, when he went to the United Kingdom to study endocrinology. He established the first endocrine clinic at St Vincent's and trained students and other doctors in the field.

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1939
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1939 - 1940
Career position - Medical Registrar at St Vincent's Hospital
1940 - 1946
Career position - Medical Officer and Squadron Leader with the Royal Australian Air Force
1945 - c. 1947
Career position - Assistant Physician at the Repatriation Hospital
1946 - 1947
Career position - Assistant Physician at St Vincent's Hospital
1947
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1951
Education - Postgraduate studies at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in Hammersmith and King's College Hospital in London, UK
1952 - 1982
Career position - Visiting Senior Physician to the Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics at St Vincent's Hospital
1955 - 1967
Career position - Staff Specialist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
1955 - 1982
Career position - Visiting Specialist Physician with the Repatriation Department
1958 - 1960
Career position - Member of the Victorian State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1959 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1987 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

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