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Biographical entry Breinl, Anton (1880 - 1944)

Born
2 July 1880
Vienna, Austria
Died
28 June 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Medical scientist

Summary

Anton Breinl was a specialist in protozoology and from 1909 the first Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine in Townsville, Queensland. In 1920 he was forced to resign due to post-war intolerance and practiced privately.

Details

Born Vienna, 2 July 1880. Died Sydney, 28 June 1944. Educated Charles University, Prague (medical degree 1904) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Yellow Fever Expedition to Brazil 1905; research at London School of Tropical Medicine 1904-05, 1906-07, director of its Runcorn Research Laboratory 1907-09; first director, Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville 1910-20; private practice, Townsville, 1920-44. Lectured on midwifery to trainee nurses, Townsville General Hospital until his death. Mary Kingsley Medal for research in tropical medicine 1910.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Harry Brookes Allen - Records, 1901 - 1917, MS 002; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Douglas, R. A., 'Breinl, Anton (1880-1944), medical scientist and practitioner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 394-395. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070402b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Anton Breinl', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1944, pp. 29-30. Details
  • Anon, 'Anton Breinl', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1944, no. 2, 1944, p. 443. Details
  • Douglas, R. A., 'Dr Anton Breinl and the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine', Medical Journal of Australia, no. 7 May, 1977. Details

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See also

  • Angus, B. M., Cannon, L. G. R. and Adlard, R. D., 'Parasitology and the Queensland Museum, with Biographical Notes on Collectors', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Nature, vol. 53, 2007, pp. 1-156. Details

McCarthy, G.J.