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Biographical entry Eades, Richard (1809 - 1867)


15 August 1809
Dublin, Ireland
12 October 1867
Windsor, Victoria, Australia


Richard Eades ran a private medical practice in Adelaide from 1849 to 1852 and in Melbourne from 1852 to 1867. He was also physician to the Melbourne Hospital (1859-1866), lectured on materia medica in the Government Analytical Laboratory and began an extra-mural course for medical students, which hastened the establishment of the University of Melbourne Medical School. After completing his studies in his home country of England, Eades went to Paris to study botany and chemistry and then migrated to Australia in 1848. Eades was a Foundation Member of both the Philosophical Society of Victoria and the Philosophical Institute of Victoria. He also served on the Exploration Committee which organised the Victorian Exploring Expedition from 1858 to 1862.



Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at Trinity College Dublin
1834 -
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at Trinity College Dublin
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Life event - Migrated to South Australia
1849 - 1852
Career position - Private practice in South Australia
c. 1853 -
Career position - Private practice in Melbourne
1854 - 1855
Career position - Foundation Member, Philosophical Society of Victoria
1855 - 1859
Career position - Foundation Member of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1856 - 1867
Career position - Official visitor to the Lunatic Asylum
1858 - 1862
Career position - Member of the Exploration Committee of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria (later Royal Society of Victoria)
Career position - Member of Council, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1859 - 1860
Career position - Mayor of Melbourne
1859 - 1866
Career position - Physician to the Melbourne Hospital
1859 - 1867
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Victoria
1860 - 1861
Career position - Vice-President of the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria
1862 - 1867
Career position - First Lecturer in Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the University of Melbourne
1865 - 1867
Career position - Health Officer for Melbourne
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FRCS)

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  • 'Obituary: Dr Eades', Australian Medical Journal, 1867 (Oct.) (1867), 309-12. Details


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