Lives of the fellows

Louis Albert Maria Bellotti Musso

b.10 May 1913 d.30 July 2003
MB BS Sydney(1937) MRCP(1948) FRCP(1976)

Louis Musso was a dermatologist in Sydney, Australia. He was born in Penshurst, New South Wales, and was educated at the Marist Brothers High School in Darlinghurst, where he was an outstanding student. He went on to study medicine at Sydney University, qualifying MB BS in 1937.

He decided to become a dermatologist and in 1939 received a Commonwealth grant to work with the Aboriginal community in Kimberley, Western Australia, treating skin diseases, including leprosy. During this period, he was also made an honorary captain in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.

He then went to the UK. He gained his MRCP in 1948 and was a clinical assistant in the skin department at St George’s Hospital, London, and at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. In 1949 he was awarded the Chesterfield gold medal of the Institute of Dermatology, London.

He returned to Sydney as an honorary dermatologist at Sutherland Hospital and clinical assistant at Sydney Hospital and established a private practice in Macquarie Street. He specialised in dermatohistopathology and in 1973 was appointed as an honorary pathologist/dermatohistopathologist at Sydney Hospital.

In 2000 he was awarded a certificate of meritorious service by the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

During his retirement he enjoyed music, languages, art and tending his garden.

RCP editor

[Australasian Journal of Dermatology Vol.45, issue 3, p.198, August 2004]

(Volume XII, page web)

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