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Biographical entry Scott, James Andrew Neptune (1868 - 1944)

MRCS 27 July 1893; FRCS 10 December 1896; MB CM Glasgow 1890; MD 1893; LRCP 1893.

21 April 1868
Ararat, Victoria, Australia
20 October 1944
Bendigo, Australia
General surgeon


Born 21 April 1868 at Ararat, Victoria, Australia, son of Dr Thomas Scott who was in practice there. He was educated in Australia, but received his medical training at Glasgow, where he qualified in 1890, proceeding to the doctorate in 1893, the year in which he gained the English Conjoint diplomas. Three years later he took the Fellowship.

Returning to Australia he served as surgeon to the Wycheproof Hospital, in Victoria, and practised as a consultant at 37 Rowan Street, Bendigo, Victoria, where he ran his own private hospital, Lister House. He advocated the exclusive use of local anaesthetics for all operations. Scott married Cornelia Georgina Cooke, who survived him, but without children. He died at Bendigo on 20 October 1944, aged 76. He had travelled much abroad, and was a connoisseur of art.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Med J Austral 1944, 2, 499, without memoir; further information given by Mrs Scott, through Miss N Andrew, librarian of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons].

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