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Arthur, Richard (1865 - 1932)

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Physician and Health worker
Born: 25 October 1865  Aldershot, England.  Died: 21 May 1932  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Richard Arthur practised in Sydney from 1891 and worked at the Royal North Shore, Royal Prince Alfred and Sydney Hospitals. After World War 1 he became involved in the public health movement, being particularly interested in venereal disease, tuberculosis and maternal and baby welfare.

Career Highlights
Born Aldershot, England, 25 October 1865. Died Sydney, 21 May 1932. Educated Universities of St Andrews (MA 1885) and Edinburgh (MB, ChM 1888, MD 1891). Practised Edinburgh 1889, Wallsend, New South Wales 1899, travel in Europe and study of hypnotism 1890-91, medical missionary work, London 1891, general practice, Mosman, New South Wales 1891-1900, practice, Macquarie Street ca 1900-32, honorary appointment to Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Hospital, a director of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1917-20, 1927-31, and of Sydney Hospital 1924-32, member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1904-32, Minister for Public Health 1927-30. Helped to inspire the Country Women's Association of Australia 1922.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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