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Biographical entry Hone, Frank Sandland (1871 - 1951)


7 January 1871
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
9 May 1951
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Frank Hone set up practice in Adelaide in 1903 and throughout his career was active in the public health movement and in medical professional bodies. He was a strong advocate of the efficacy of preventive medicine. For many years he lectured in preventative medicine and public health at the University of Adelaide where he pioneered the development of student health services. In 1939 he chaired the University's Anti-Cancer Committee which through his efforts became the Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia. Hone played a central role in the Commonwealth Government's Royal Commission on Health, the recommendations of which resulted in the formation of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory and the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, and a national campaign against tuberculosis. Other appointments for the Australian Government included as Chief Quarantine Officer for South Australia. In 1924 Hone was a founding director of the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, the publisher of the Medical Journal of Australia.



Education - BA, University of Adelaide
Education - MB, BS, University of Adelaide
1895 - 1903
Career position - In general practice, Morphett Vale, South Australia
1906 - 1919
Career position - In general practice, Semaphore, South Australia
Career position - President, South Australian Branch, British Medical Association
1911 - 1912
Career position - President, South Australia Branch, British Medical Association
1915 - 1930
Career position - Chief Quarantine Officer for South Australia, Commonwealth Department of Health
Career position - Appointed to staff of Adelaide Hospital
1916 - 1929
Career position - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, University of Adelaide
1919 -
Career position - In practice as consulting physician
Career position - Member, Federal Council, British Medical Association
1920 - 1949
Career position - Member of Council, University of Adelaide
1921 -
Career position - Lecturer in Preventive Medicine, University of Adelaide
1924 -
Career position - Lecturer in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Adelaide
1924 -
Career position - Founding Director, Australasian Medical Publishing Company
1930 - 1951?
Career position - Member Advisory Council, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
Award - Honorary DSc, University of Western Australia
1938 - 1951
Career position - Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
6 June 1941
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

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Archival resources

Private hands (Hicks, N.)

  • Frank Sandland Hone - Records, 1871 - 1951; Private hands (Hicks, N.). Details

Published resources


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

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Frank Sandland Hone', Medical Journal of Australia, 1951 (1) (1951), 919-22. Details
  • Hone, F.S., 'Twenty-five years of preventive medicine in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 1939 (1) (1939), 12-8. Details


See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn