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Biographical entry Burkitt, Arthur Neville St George Handcock (1891 - 1959)

Born
25 March 1891
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 December 1959
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Anatomist

Summary

Arthur Burkitt was Professor of Anatomy, University of Sydney 1925-55. He was fluent in several languages and assisted students by translating for them.

Details

Born Goulburn, New South Wales, 25 March 1891. Died Sydney, 14 December 1959. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1910, MB 1916). Resident, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1917; part-time demonstrator in anatomy, University of Sydney 1918; surgeon lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy 1918-19; lecturer and demonstrator, anatomy department, University of Sydney 1919-24; associate-professor 1925; Challis professor of anatomy 1926-55. Provided a major collection of European scientific literature which provided the basis of the Burkitt Library in the faculty of medicine.

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Arthur Neville St George Handcock Burkitt - Records, 1923 - 1950, P 151; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Stone, Jonathan, 'Burkitt, Arthur Neville St George Handcock (1891-1959), Professor of Anatomy', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 306-307. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130346b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.