Portrait of Dr Augustus John Richard Lewellin MB 1873 , CH. M. 1879, Melb; LKQCP, Ireland 1879

Circa 1873
Augustus John Richard Lewellin matriculated in 1868 ( The Argus, Mon 2 May 1868,p.6.)
Dr Augustus John Richard Lewellin's date of registration was 1873.
In 1882, Augustus John Richard Lewellin was listed in the Medical Directory, Prahran, Victoria, MB 1873 , CH. M. 1879, Melb; LKQCP, Ireland 1879. He was John Henry Hill Lewellin's son, who had joined the family practice.

John Henry Hill Lewellin, a surgeon-dentist, was the first to administer ether in Glasgow, on January 4, 1847. He was born in Calcutta, trained at St
Bartholomew's Hospital, qualifiedM.R.C.S. in London in 1842, and studied in Paris and Heidelberg,before moving to Glasgow in December 1845. He remained there for about 18 months, advertising hisdental practice in a high profile manner and, when
the time came, he publicized his experience with ether in the local press in an exemplary way. He disappeared from Glasgow in June 1847, and reappeared in Australia 5 years later, practising as a dentist initially, and later as a general medical
practitioner in Me/bourne until his retirement in 1883. He died in 1886.
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Object detail

photograph, cardboard, ink, gilt
16.1 x 10.7 cm
Accession Number
maker's mark ▫ recto: 'Grouzelle/69 & 71 SWANSTON STREET/LATE ROYAL ARCADE/MELBOURNE' ▫ 0 - Whole
verso: 'NO 5' & 'S V/8' ▫ 0 - Whole
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