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Biographical entry Newton, Wilberforce Stephen (Bill) (1890 - 1956)

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Born
27 December 1890
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Died
3 October 1956
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Bill Newton was a physician who for over 30 years was associated with the Alfred Hospital. Melbourne. He was a member of the Hospital's Board for 20 years, and as Dean of the clinical school was determined that it should one of Australia's leading schools. Newton was a recognised authority in diseases of the chest. He made significant contributions through his membership of the Victorian Government's Consultative Committee on Tuberculosis and the executive committee of Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria. He was a founding Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, serving as Vice-president 1950 - 1952.

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1915
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1915 - 1918
Career position - Served with the Royal Army Medical Corps
1918 - 1923
Career position - Medical Superintendent (later Clinical Assistant), Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1920
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1923 - 1933
Career position - Honorary Physician to Outpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1930 - 1938
Career position - Member, Association of Physicians of Australasia
1933 - 1948
Career position - Honorary Physician to Inpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1937 - 1956
Career position - Member, Board of Management, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1938 - 1956
Career position - Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1944 - 1955
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1948
Life event - Retired
1950
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1950 - 1952
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Published resources

Books

  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Turnbull, Hume, 'Obituary: Wilberforce Stephen Newton', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1957, no. 1, 1957, pp. 122-3. Details

See also

  • Alfred Healthcare Group Heritage Committee (ed.), Alfred Hospital: Faces and Places volume I(-III), Alfred Healthcare Group, Prahran, Vic., 1996-2004, 360 pp. Details

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