Halford, George Britton


M.D. 6.5.1854 by examination.


Born 26.11.1824 at Petworth, Sussex 2nd son of James Halford, merchant, Haverstock Hall near London and Nancy Gadd.


Studied St George’s hospital.

M.R.C.S.Eng. 1852. L.S.A. 1854. M.R.C.P.L. 1859. [Doctor]

Lecturer in Anatomy, Grosvenor Place School of Medicine, London 1857-1862. Professor of Physiology, University of Melbourne 1862-1900 (retired). [University lecturer, university professor]

Founder of first medical school in Australia.


Thoughts, observations, and experiments on the action of snake venom on the blood. (Melbourne: Stillwell & Co., 1894)

Not like man, bimanous and biped, nor yet quadrumanous, but cheiropodous. (Melbourne: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1863)

Lectures on the heart, delivered at the Melbourne University, Victoria, during the Session of 1864. (Reprinted from the 'Australian Medical Journal.') ([Melbourne]: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1864)


Died 27.5.1910 at Inverloch, Victoria [Australia] aged 86.


  • Med. Jnl. of Australia 19.1.1929
  • Aust. Encyclopaedia
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • George Britton Halford in Wikipedia.