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Biographical entry Newton, Hibbert Alan Stephen (1887 - 1949)

30 April 1887
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
4 August 1949
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Sir Hibbert Newton, a graduate of the University of Melbourne, had a life-long association with the (Royal) Melbourne Hospital. He was a foundation fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and chairman of the Medical Equipment Control Committee 1940-1945.


Born Malvern, Victoria, 30 April 1887. Died East Melbourne, 4 August 1949. Educated University of Melbourne (MBBS 1909, MS 1912). Honorary Surgical Clinical Assistant, (Royal) Melbourne Hospital 1912-13; Honorary Surgeon to Out-Patients 1913-27; Captain and Temporary Major, Australian Army Medical Corps 1914-18; Honorary Surgeon to In-Patients and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery 1927, Honorary Consulting Surgeon Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne; Stewart lecturer in surgery, University of Melbourne from 1947. Chairman Medical Equipment Control Committee 1940-45; Censor in Chief 1933-43. Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1927, President 1943-45. In 1934 he assisted in the development of the Oral Examination of the College.

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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Hibbert Alan Stephen Newton - Records, 1927 - 1949; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Hibbert Alan Stephen Newton - Records, 1939 - 1943; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.