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Biographical entry Argyle, Stanley Seymour (1867 - 1940)

4 December 1867
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
23 November 1940
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Physician and Radiologist


Stanley Argyle, who began working with X-rays in 1908, was appointed 'medical electrician and skiagraphist' at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and was Director of Radiology 1924-1929. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1920 and was Premier 1932-1935.


Born Kyneton, Victoria, 4 December 1867. Died Toorak, 23 November 1940. Kt 1930. Educated University of Melbourne (MB 1890, ChB 1891)and King's College, London (bacteriology). General practitioner, Kew, Victoria 1894-ca 1907, specialist in X-ray work ca 1908-29, medical electrician and skiagraphist (later radiologist), Alfred Hospital 1908-24, Director of Radiology 1924-29, consulting radiologist from 1929, skiagraphist, Australian Imperial Force 1915-17, member of the Legislative Assembly 1920-40 (?), leader of the Opposition 1930-32, premier, treasurer and minister for health 1932-35, leader of the Opposition 1935-40 (?). Founder and director, Willsmere Certificated Milk Co. 1898-1920. President, Victorian branch, British Medical Association 1925.

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State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Stanley Seymour Argyle - Records, 1920 - 1940, MS 10736; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.