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Biographical entry Smith, Grafton Elliot (1871 - 1937)


15 August 1871
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
1 January 1937
Broadstairs, Kent, England
Anatomist and Anthropologist


Sir Grafton Smith entered the University of Sydney in 1888 and graduated MB and ChM in 1893. He was a Resident Medical Officer at the Prince Alfred Hospital 1893 and a Demonstrator in Anatomy 1894-1895. He left Australia in 1896 and later held professorial appointments in Egypt and England.

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  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1882 - )

    Grafton Smith was Registered Medical Officer (1893), then Demonstrator in Anatomy (1894 - 1895) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

    Date: 1893 - 1895

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Grafton Elliot Smith - Records, 1896 - 1936, MS 067; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Grafton Elliot Smith - Records, 1896 - 1936, P 162; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Blunt, Michael J., 'Smith, Sir Grafton Elliot (1871-1937), Professor of Anatomy, Egyptologist and Anthropologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 645-646. Details
  • Richards, Graham, 'Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, 1871-1937' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). Details

Journal Articles

  • Abbie, A. A., 'Sir Grafton Elliot Smith', Bulletin of the Post-Graduate Committee in Medicine, University of Sydney (1949), 101-151. Details


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