Dr John Auchterlonie Creelman (c.1821 -1889) portrait

Circa 1880
Three copies of a photograph and 3 negatives of portrait.

Dr John Auchterlonie Creelman (c.1821-1889) trained at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh L.R.C.S 1840, doctor at Trades Hospital Edinburgh, left Glasgow on 18/9/1874 as Ship Surgeon on "Marchioness of Douglas" 578 tons, Captain David Henderson, arrived in Melbourne 27/01/1848 berth in Williamstown Victoria.
1849 Colac
1850 Hamilton
In May 1852 Creelman wrote to the committee of management of the Benevolent Society's Asylum Melbourne offering his honorary services to the inmates of the asylum, which was declined as Hon. Medical officers were elected at meetings of Governors of the institution.
Creelman was subsequently elected Hon. Surgeon to Benevolent Society's Asylum on 22 Feb 1853 and served until his resignation in September 1853 over an investigation into a negligence charge over the death of an inmate (William Harris) under Creelman’s care. In the opinion of superintendent Knaggs due to a prescription of an opiate that hastened the death. A subcommittee of leading Melbourne doctors were asked to inquire, however once Creelman resigned the matter was dropped.
1853 consulting and operating surgeon gives advice gratis to recent arrivals, the poorer classes and others every morning 9-1 and every evening 5-6. Corner of Great Londsdale and Spring Street Eastern Hill
1854 resided at 157 Great Lonsdale st East.
1854 Campbellfield
1856 on return from Campbellfield resided at 66 Flinders St East.
Dec 1858 Deputy Registrar of Births and Deaths for Learmonth
May 1860 Public Vaccinator for Learmonth
1864-1870 Member of Learmonth Common School
1864 Learmouth district vaccinator
1868 vaccinator Shelford and Leigh
1869 Shelford
1870 Rokewood
1871 Ashby Geelong Surgeon 2nd. Geelong Garrison Artillery
1873 Surgeon Volunteer Forces A.M.T
1876 Kingston South Australia
1883 Quron South Australia
1886 Australian govt medical officer Vaccination Quron South Australia
Died Adelaide 3/2/1889 68 years old
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Object detail

photographic paper, acetate
24.7 19.8 cm
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
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Medical History Museum Category


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