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Biographical entry Eccles, John Carew (1903 - 1997)

Kt cr, FAA, FRS, FRACP, FRSNZ

Born
27 January 1903
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
2 May 1997
Occupation
Physiologist

Summary

Sir John Eccles was Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York, Buffalo 1968-1975. Earlier he was Professor of Physiology at the Australian National University 1951-1966 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1963 (jointly). Eccles was member of many societies and organisations including the American Medical Association / Education and Research Foundation, and the Institute for Biomedical Research, USA. He is commemorated by Sir John Eccles Lecture, University of New South Wales, established in 1993 to mark his 90th birthday.

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1925
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1926 - c. 1929
Education - Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Oxford, UK
1927 - 1929
Award - Christopher Welch Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford
1927 - 1929
Career position - Junior Research Fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford
1932 - 1934
Career position - Staines Medical Fellow at Exeter College
1934 - 1937
Career position - Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College and University Demonstrator in Physiology at the University of Oxford
1937 - 1943
Career position - Director of the Kanematsu Memorial Institute of Pathology at the Sydney Hospital
1938 -
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1941 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1944 - 1951
Career position - Professor of Physiology at the University of Otago, New Zealand
1951
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ)
1951
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
1952 - 1966
Career position - Professor of Physiology at the Australian National University in Canberra
1954
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1957 - 1961
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1958
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1961 -
Career position - Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
1962
Award - Royal Medal received from the Royal Society
1963
Award - Flinders Lecture presented to the Australian Academy of Science
1963
Award - Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine received
1963
Award - Cothenius Medal received from the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
1966
Award - Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences
1966 - 1968
Career position - Member of the Institute for Biomedical Research in Chicago, USA
1968 - 1975
Career position - Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York in Buffalo, USA

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • David Roderick Curtis - Records, 1954 - 2005, MS 217; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • John Carew Eccles - Records, MS 199; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

John Curtin School of Medical Research

  • John Carew Eccles - Records, 1951 - 1966; John Curtin School of Medical Research. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Mennis, Mary R., The Book of Eccles: a Portrait of Sir John Eccles, Australian Nobel Laureate and Scientist, Lalong Enterprises, Aspley, 2003, 60 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Beale, R, 'John Carew Eccles', in Australia's Nobel Laureates - Adventures in Innovation, ABIE Australian Business and Investment Explorer, Sydney, 2004, pp. 54-63. Details
  • Matthews, Peter B. C., 'Sir John Carew Eccles, 1903-1997', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Journal Articles

  • Andersen, P.; Lundberg, A., 'John C. Eccles', Trends in Neuroscience, vol. 20, 1997, pp. 324-325. Details
  • Curtis, David, 'Sir John Eccles, AC - Nobel Laureate', Melbourne University Magazine, no. 2002, 2002, pp. 28-29. Details
  • Curtis, David R.; Andersen, Per, 'John Carew Eccles 1903-1997', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 3, 2001, pp. 439-473. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0011340439.htm. Details
  • Curtis, David; Andersen, Per, 'Sir John Carew Eccles, AC', Royal Society of London, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, vol. 47, 2001, pp. 161-187. Details
  • Cytowicz, Barbara, 'Sir John Eccles: Odyssey of a Nobel Prize Winner', Australasian Science, vol. 20, no. 7, 1999, p. 46. Details
  • Nicoll, R.A., 'John C. Eccles (1903-1997)', Science, vol. 277, 1997, p. 194. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.