Name searching normally requires only the
doctor's last name. However you can enter the full name for
a more specific search. If the doctor has a very common name, such
as 'John Smith', up to a dozen records may be retrieved, and you
will need to look through them to determine which is the one you
are interested in.
Variant spellings of names are common,
even in official documents. AMPI records all the variant spellings
found in our sources for each doctor's name (whether or not they
are correct). However you may be using a variant we have not found
for the person in question. If your search is initially unsuccessful,
it may be worth trying obvious alternative spellings (eg 'Clark'
or 'Clerk' instead of 'Clarke').
Name still not found? AMPI aims to
be a comprehensive database. If the name you entered is not found,
and you have a good reason for believing that the person was a doctor
in Australia before 1875, we will research it further for you! Simply
send the details to us by emailing
the editor, and we will get back to you.