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Biographical entry Menelaus, Malcolm Benbow (1930 - 2000)


11 October 1930
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 September 2000
Surgeon and Paediatrician


Malcolm Benbow Menelaus was co-founder of The Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria and a long-term member of the Royal Children's Hospital.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1955 - c. 1957
Career position - Resident at Prince Henry's Hospital
Education - Studies in the United Kingdom including a Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons
1958 - 1960
Career position - Registrar at Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital in Pyrford, UK
Career position - Chief Assistant to the Director of the Birmingham Accident Hospital, UK
1960 - 1963
Career position - Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Prince Henry's Hospital in Melbourne
c. 1962 - c. 1982
Career position - Honorary Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1981 - 1982
Career position - President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
1982 - 1996
Career position - Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedics at the Royal Children's Hospital
1991 - 1993
Career position - President of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Malcolm Benbow Menelaus 1930-2000', Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br), vol. 83, January, 2001, p. 148. Details
  • Williams, Peter F., 'Malcolm Benbow Menelaus: 1930-2000', Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol. 21, no. 3, 2001, pp. 419-420. Details

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