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Biography of Walter Fox

Walter Fox, Matriculation Slip 1880-81
Walter Fox, Matriculation Slip 1880-81

Walter Fox was born in Pará, Brazil, son of shipbuilder and engineer, Guilherme. He enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine in the summer of 1881, aged 16, joining his brother Gilherme Henrique at the University of Glasgow.

Walter attended classes in Botany, Anatomy, Chemistry, Zoology, Physiology, Surgery and Hospital, Materia Medica, Pathology, Medicine, and Midwifery. He graduated MB CM on 26 July 1886. During his studies, Walter was awarded a first class certificate in the Senior Division of Clinical Medicine (1885-86), under Professor McCall Anderson.

Walter later became Resident Medical Officer at the Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. Then moved to Australia where he was a surgeon at Narrandera Public Hospital, New South Wales, and Government Medical Officer of Narrandera District.


Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory, 1898, Practitioners Resident Abroad, p.1716

Archival Materials

  • MED 5/2/2
  • R3/1/1 (vol 1) Register of dates of birth of graduates Vols.I-III 1881-1915
  • SEN10/28 University Calendar 1886-87


Walter Fox
Born 12 May 1865, Pará, Brazil.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1886; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: surgeons
English snippet: Medical Officer of Narrandera District, New South Wales
Record last updated: 18th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Brazil Brazil, Pará
Place of Birth

Australia Australia, New South Wales, Narrandera

New Zealand New Zealand, Christchurch

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