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Ambrose, Theodore (1880 - 1947)

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Born: 9 August 1880  Mitcham, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 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.

Career Highlights

c. 1889Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at University of Adelaide
1902Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1903Junior Resident Medical Officer, Resident Pathologist and Bacteriologist at Sydney Hospital
1904Senior Resident, Registrar and Assistant Superintendent at Sydney Hospital
1905 - 1915General Practice at Mount Magnet then Subiaco, Western Australia
1908 - Visiting Medical Officer at the Home of Peace for Incurable Cases and the Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Subiaco
1912 - Consultant at the Children's Hospital
1915 - Assistant Physician, then Physician at the Perth Public Hospital
1915 - 1940Specialist Surgeon at the Perth Public Hospital
1917Senior Outdoor Surgeon at Perth General Hospital
1940Ship's Surgeon in the Australian Army Medical Corps Reserve
c. 1941 - c. 1942Surgeon at the Eastern Extension Cable Company on Fanning Island, mid-Pacific,
1943 - 1947General Practice in Brookton, Cue, Meekatharra and Norseman, Western Australia


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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