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Biographical entry Dyason, Diana Joan (1919 - 1989)

Born
1919
Died
30 September 1989
Occupation
Science historian and Medical historian

Summary

Diana Joan Dyason was Reader in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne 1965-84 and Head of Department 1965-74. She was a Senior Lecturer 1957-65 and had been in charge of the department from 1958. Earlier she worked in physiology.

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Events

1943 - 1949
Career position - Demonstrator in the Physiology Department at the University of Melbourne
1950 - 1956
Career position - Department of General Science, later the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1957 - 1965
Career position - Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1958 - ?
Career position - In charge of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1965 - 1974
Career position - Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1965 - 1984
Career position - Reader in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1967
Career position - Foundation President of the Australasian Association for the History and Philosophy of Science

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Diana Joan Dyason - Records, 1940 - 1980; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Dyason, Diana, 'Preludes', in Patricia Grimshaw and Lynne Strahan (eds), The Half-open Door: Sixteen Modern Australian Women Look at Life and Achievement, Hale & Iremonger, Melbourne, 1982. Details
  • Dyason, Diana, 'Diana Dyason', in H. Dow (ed.), Memories of Melbourne University: Undergraduate Life in the Years since 1917, Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1983, p. 203. Details
  • Dyason, Diana J., 'Gresswell, Dan Astley (1853-1904), Public Health Administrator', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 103-104. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090106b.htm. Details
  • Maccallum, Monica, 'Dyason, Diana Joan (1919-1989), University Lecturer and Historian of Medicine', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 347-348. Details

Conference Papers

  • Dyason, Diana J., 'James Jamieson and the Ladies', in Harold Attwood and R. W. Home (eds), Patients, Practitioners and Techniques: Second National Conference on Medicine and Health in Australia, Melbourne, 1984, Medical History Unit and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, a, Melbourne, 1984. Details
  • Dyason, Diana J., 'A Country Practice', in Harold Attwood and Geoffrey Kenny (eds), Reflections on Medical History and Health in Australia. Third National Conference on Medical History and Health in Australia, University of Melbourne, Medical History Unit, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 201-210. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dyason, Diana J., 'William Gilbee and Ersyipelas at the Melbourne Hospital: Medical Theory and Social Actions', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 14, 1984, pp. 3-28. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet, 'The Ones that Got Away: Four Women from the Department of Physiology and What they Did Next', University of Melbourne Collections, vol. 11, 2012, pp. 44-60. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Diana Joan Dyason', Uni News, vol. 11, no. 26, 2002, p. 4. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

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