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Biographical entry Stone, Victor Solomon (1900 - 1979)

MRCS and FRCS 1931; MB BS Melbourne 1924; FRACS 1935.

22 November 1900
Broken Hill, Australia
10 September 1979
General surgeon


Victor Solomon Stone was born in Broken Hill, Australia, on 22 November 1900. He was the second son of Hannah, née Bernstein, and Bernard Stone and his father was the proprietor of drapery stores in Broken Hill and Ballarat. He attended Humphrey Street State School, Ballarat, Ballarat High School (where he was dux) and Ballarat College. He studied medicine at Melbourne University and won a scholarship to Queen's College. At the Royal Melbourne Hospital he held appointments as the senior resident surgical officer and as acting honorary surgeon to out-patients and was also honorary surgeon to the Austin Hospital. He was a member of the Australian Cancer Society and the Victoria Anti-Cancer Council and contributed papers to the International Cancer Congress. Two of his most important papers were on Palliative treatment in advanced cancer of the breast and the Value of early diagnosis in cancer. He gave lectures to postgraduate surgical courses.

In 1949 he married Kathleen Grace Hardy. He listed bowls and golf as being his favourite leisure activities. He died on 10 September 1979.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England