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Biographical entry Ambrose, Theodore (1880 - 1947)


9 August 1880
Mitcham, South Australia, Australia
8 October 1947
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Theodore Ambrose went into general practice in Perth in 1906 and worked as a physician and surgeon at the Perth Public Hospital and the Children's Hospital. From about 1915 he devoted his energies to specialist surgery and became one of Perth's leading surgeons. His operating skill was enhanced by ambidexterity. Ambrose was a Foundation Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.



c. 1889
Career position - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at University of Adelaide
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
Career position - Junior Resident Medical Officer, Resident Pathologist and Bacteriologist at Sydney Hospital
Career position - Senior Resident, Registrar and Assistant Superintendent at Sydney Hospital
1905 - 1915
Career position - General Practice at Mount Magnet then Subiaco, Western Australia
1908 -
Career position - Visiting Medical Officer at the Home of Peace for Incurable Cases and the Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Subiaco
1912 -
Career position - Consultant at the Children's Hospital
1915 -
Career position - Assistant Physician, then Physician at the Perth Public Hospital
1915 - 1940
Career position - Specialist Surgeon at the Perth Public Hospital
Career position - Senior Outdoor Surgeon at Perth General Hospital
Career position - Ship's Surgeon in the Australian Army Medical Corps Reserve
c. 1941 - c. 1942
Career position - Surgeon at the Eastern Extension Cable Company on Fanning Island, mid-Pacific,
1943 - 1947
Career position - General Practice in Brookton, Cue, Meekatharra and Norseman, Western Australia

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Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth

  • Theodore Ambrose - Records, 1935 - 1948; Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.