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Corporate entry The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (1915 - )

From
1915
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Functions
Medical Research
Website
http://www.wehi.edu.au/
Location
1G Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3050

Summary

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research can trace its beginnings to 1915, when the Melbourne Hospital agreed to provide the Institute with a home. The first World War hindered the early years of the institute, its first full-time director was not appointed until 1919, when Dr Sydney Patterson took the post. Other directors of the Institute have been Professor Charles Kellaway (1923-1944), Sir Macfarlane Burnet (1944-1965), Sir Gustav Nossal (1965-1996) and Suzanne Cory (1996- ). The Institute was originally located at the Melbourne Hospital in Lonsdale street, later moving with the Hospital to Parkville, finally gaining their own new building, in Parkville, in the 1980s.

Details

From their Web site, January 2003: "The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) is one of Australia's foremost medical research establishments, its mission being 'mastery of disease through discovery'. Over many decades, advances and discoveries at the Institute have led to significant benefits for patients throughout the world."

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Research in Pathology and Medicine, c. 1936 - c. 1940, MS 052; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Burnet, Macfarlane, Sir, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1915-1965, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1971, 193 pp. Details
  • Nossal, Gustav, Diversity and Discovery: the History of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1965-1996, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 2007, 320 pp. Details

Conference Papers

  • Brumby, Margaret, 'A Case Study: the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research', in Tim Sherratt, Lisa Jooste and Rosanne Clayton (eds), Recovering Science: Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Melbourne, October 1992, Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1995, pp. 57-60. Details

Journal Articles

  • Davis, Vivianne de Vahl, 'Sir Harry Allen and the Foundation of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 4, 1983, pp. 31-38. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9830540031.htm. Details
  • Marchalonis, John J., 'Burnet and Nossal: the Impact of Immunology on the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute', Quaterly Review of Biology, vol. 69, 1994, pp. 53-67. Details
  • Nossal, G.J., 'The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1965-1995: From Basic Research to Clinical Triumphs.', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 163, no. 11-12, 1995, pp. 599-603. Details
  • Nossal, Gustaf J. V., 'The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: 1915-1985', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 143, 1985, pp. 153-157. Details
  • Sankaran, N., 'Mutant Bacteriophages, Frank Macfarlane Burnet and the Changing Nature of 'Genespeak' in the 1930s', Journal of the History of Biology, vol. 43, 2010, pp. 571-599. Details

Resources

  • Hobbins, Peter, Charles Kellaway, WEHI and Australian Medical Research between the Wars, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, 2008. Details

Reviews

  • Silverstein, Arthur M., review of Diversity and discovery: the history of the Walter andd Eliza Hall Institute, 1965-1996, Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 215-7. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_t.html. Details
  • Anderson, Warwick, 'An "Accidental Immunologist": an Interview with Professor Sir Gustav Nossal', Health and History, vol. 16, no. 2, 2014, pp. 115-39. Details
  • Anderson, Warwick and Hunter, Cecily, ''Wars have an overflow on everything': Interview with Ian R, MacKay and Patricia MacKay', Health and History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2013, pp. 104-17. Details
  • Boyden, Stephen, Blanden, Robert and Mims, Cedric, 'Frank John Fenner FAA, 21 December 1914 - 22 November 2010', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows: Royal Society of London, vol. 59, 2013, pp. 125-44. Details
  • Boyden, Stephen, Blanden, Robert and Mims, Cedric, 'Frank John Fenner 1914-2010', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 109-33. Details
  • Gregory, Alan, 'Wood, Sir Ian Jeffreys (1903-1986), Physician and Medical Scientist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, pp. 627-8. Details
  • Nicola, Nicos A., 'Donald Metcalf AC, 26 February 1929 - 15 December 2014', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, vol. 62, 2016, pp. 409-31. Details
  • Nicola, Nicos A., 'Donald Metcalf 1929 - 2014', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 27, no. 2, 2016, pp. 176-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HR16003. Details
  • Sriprakash, Kadaba S. and Good, Michael F., 'David James Kemp 1945-2013', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 273-90. Details

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