Edye, Benjamin Thomas, (Sir) (1884-1962)

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Edye, Benjamin Thomas, (CBE, KBE) (1884-1962)
Edye, Benjamin Thomas (1884-1962)
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Surgeon
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Sir Benjamin Thomas Edye (1884-1962), surgeon, was born on 17 July 1884 at Orange, New South Wales, second son of native-born parents Andrew Edye, saddler, and his wife Harriet Jane, née Anderson. Educated...

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Sir Benjamin Edye was a surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred and St Vincent's Hospitals for many years and surgical consultant at the St George, Manly and Ryde Hospitals. He also worked in private practice and served as a medical officer in both wars (volunteer, not enlisted during World War I). Edye was professor of surgery at the University of Sydney for two years (1928-1930) and set up the surgical unit at the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children. He was also a co-founder of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Benjamin Edye was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1957 and was knighted (KBE) in 1958.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • Career position - Senior Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Demonstrator in Pathology at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Studied in England
  • Career position - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • Career position - Captain with the Australian Voluntary Hospital in Wimereux, France
  • Career position - Captain with the 56th Division, then the 41st Casualty Clearing Station
  • Life event - Returned to Australia
  • Career position - Honorary Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Assistant Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Career position - Honorary Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Career position - Acting Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Studied thoracic and plastic surgery in Europe and USA
  • Career position - President of the British Medical Association, New south Wales branch
  • Career position - President of the New South Wales Medical Defence Union Ltd.
  • Career position - Founder and Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Edye, Benjamin Thomas
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Edye, Sir Benjamin Thomas (1884-1962)
    Miller, Douglas
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 420-421

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