Sir Raphael West Cilento (2 December 1893 – 15 April 1985), often known as "Ray", was an Australian medical practitioner and public health administrator. Early life and education [ edit ] Cilento was born in Jamestown, South Australia , in 1893, son of Raphael Ambrose Cilento, a stationmaster (whose father Salvatore had emigrated ...
Sir Raphael West (Ray) Cilento (1893-1985), medical practitioner and public servant, was born on 2 December 1893 at Jamestown, South Australia, second of five children of South Australian-born parents Raphael Ambrose Cilento, stationmaster, and his wife Frances Ellen Elizabeth, née West.
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Extract. At the end of his working life as a medical bureaucrat, Raphael Cilento twice tried his hand at Australian federal politics. After an initial joust at a Senate seat, he was encouraged by the fledgling Australian Democratic Union to try the House of Representatives. His choice of electorate was heroic.
Sir Raphael Cilento died on 16 April 1985 at the age of ninety-two. The notice in the Canberra Times spoke of Cilento's “worldwide” reputation in tropical medicine, his contribution to the public health service in Queensland, and his role with the United Nations in the immediate post-war years. In short, he was an “eminent son of ...
When Raphael Cilento drafted his unpublished autobiography, he called it ‘The World, My Oyster’. Some of the other titles he considered—such as ‘Confessions of an International Character’, ‘20th Century Spotlight’, ‘Mankind in the Raw’ and ‘Tapestry of Humanity’—similarly evoked his international career.
A pioneer in tropical medicine and an early exponent of the concept of public health, Raphael Cilento (1893-1985) was a controversial and charismatic figure. His discoveries in nutrition earned him a knighthood and in 1934 he was appointed Queensland's first Director General of Health and Medical Services.