Fellows of Senate

George Henry Abbott

An early graduate of the University of Sydney (BA 1888, MB ChM 1891), George Henry Abbott was a Fellow of Senate from 1919 to 1929.


Profile

(1867 - 1942)
BA MB ChM Sydney
Fellow of Senate 1919 - 1929

His student days at the University of Sydney

Abbott passed the University of Sydney matriculation exams in 1886, won the Kenwick scholarship for general proficiency, Dr Haswell's prize for zoology and the Deas Thomson scholarship for natural science (1886).

He graduated BA with first class honours in chemistry and botany in 1888, and MB ChM in 1891.

George Henry Abbott in 1886

George Henry Abbott (seated, second from right) as a student in 1886, photo, University of Sydney Archives

His career

Abbott was a foundation Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and was associated with Royal Price Alfred Hospital. South Sydney Hospital, and the Western Suburbs Hospital.

He was Lecturer in Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney from 1911 to 1928.

He died in November 1942, aged 75.

From the 'Sydney Morning Herald' 13 November 1942, and the 'Centenary Book of the Faculty of Medicine'

George Henry Abbott in 1927

George Henry Abbott, Honorary Surgeon, in 1927, photo from the Sydney Medical School Senior Yearbook 1927-28, Faculty of Medicine Online Museum.

George Henry Abbott, Lecturer in Clinical Surgery 1911-1928

George Henry Abbott, Lecturer in Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney 1911-1928, cartoon by Lionel Lindsay, from the 'Centenary Book of the Faculty of Medicine'.

His membership of Senate

Abbott was a Fellow elected by the graduates from 1919 to 1929.