Biographical entry Breinl, Anton (1880 - 1944)
- 2 July 1880
- 28 June 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Zoologist and Medical scientist
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.
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.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
- 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
- 'Obituary: Anton Breinl', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1944, pp. 29-30. 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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