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Biographical entry Smith, Winston Sullivan ( - 1984)

MRCS and FRCS 1951; MB BS Melbourne 1936; MRCOG 1947.

September 1984
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


Winston Sullivan Smith qualified in medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1936 and his early appointments were as resident medical officer to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and later to the Children's Hospital, Melbourne. He was then appointed to the Gresswell Sanatorium, Victoria, and in the early years of the war served as resident medical officer at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne. In 1941 he joined the Australian Army Medical Corps for five years and served in the South-West Pacific Area during 1945 and 1946. After demobilisation he came to England for postgraduate study, working initially at the Whittington Hospital, Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the North Middlesex Hospital. He passed the MRCOG in 1947 and the FRCS in 1951 and before returning to Australia served as assistant master at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.

Shortly after returning home he was appointed consultant obstetrician and honorary assistant gynaecologist to Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne. He was also honorary gynaecologist at Warragul Hospital, Victoria, and senior honorary obstetrician at Essendon Hospital, Melbourne. After retiring from his hospital appointments he continued to live at South Yarra, Victoria, where he died in September 1984. He is survived by his wife.

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