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Biographical entry Shorney, Herbert Frank (1878 - 1933)

MRCS and FRCS 12 December 1907; MB Melbourne 1899; BS 1901; MD 1903; FRACS 1927.

10 October 1878
Adelaide, Australia
8 May 1933
Adelaide, Australia
ENT surgeon and Ophthalmic surgeon


Born at Adelaide, 10 October 1878, the son of George Shorney, who was associated with the milling firm of John Dunn and Co; his father had settled in Adelaide in 1851. He was educated at Prince Alfred College, the non-conformist and principally Wesleyan secondary school. He entered the University of Adelaide in 1895, but in consequence of the great hospital trouble migrated to the University of Melbourne at the end of his third year. He undertook general practice in New South Wales for a year or two from 1903, and then came to London for a postgraduate course. He acted as house surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital and the Golden Square Throat Hospital, and then, having taken the FRCS without entering for the MRCS, he visited Vienna. Returning to Australia he settled in Adelaide as a specialist in diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. He was appointed assistant ophthalmic surgeon to the Adelaide Hospital in 1910, succeeded to the full staff, and was lecturer on the subject at the University of Adelaide. When the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons was founded in 1927 he became a foundation Fellow. His leisure was devoted to gardening, he was fond of music and was a freemason.

He married the daughter of a wealthy miller and died suddenly on 8 May 1933, survived by his wife but without children, at Cariana, Malvern, Adelaide.

Protein therapy in affections of the eye. Med J Austral 1926, 1, 177.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Alfred Lendon, MD, of North Adelaide].

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