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Biographical entry Ford, Edward (Ted) (1902 - 1986)

Kt, OBE

Born
15 April 1902
Bethanga, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 August 1986
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician and Medical historian

Summary

Edward Ford was a leader in the fields of preventive and tropical medicine. Between 1946 and 1968 he was Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney. During WWII he served in with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps in significant roles in the Middle East, New Guinea, and at Land Headquarters in Melbourne. While in New Guinea he was instrumental in the anti-malaria campaign for Australian forces in the South Pacific. After the war he was on the reserve list until 1964. Ford Was actively involved in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, being Vice-President 1970 - 1972, a member of several committees, and Curator of its library 1958 - 1986. He was a leading authority on the history of Australian medicine, the most notable of his contributions being his Bibliography of Australian Medicine 1790-1900 (1976).

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Events

1932
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1933
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
1933
Career position - Stewart Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Melbourne
1934 - 1936
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Histology, University of Melbourne
1937
Career position - Lecturer, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1938
Education - Diploma in Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1940 - 1946
Career position - served with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
1945
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1946
Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1946
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1946 - 1968
Career position - Director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1947
Education - Diploma in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1947 - 1968
Career position - Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1951 - 1965
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, Australasian Annals of Medicine
1952 - 1963
Career position - Member, Research Advisory Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1953 - 1957
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
1958
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
1958 - 1986
Career position - Curator of the library, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1960
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1960 - 1961
Career position - Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney
1968
Life event - retired
1968 - 1986
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
1969
Award - Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
1970 - 1972
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1971
Award - DLitt (Hon), University of Sydney
1971
Award - Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

Archival resources

History of Medicine Library, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

  • Edward Ford - Records, 1900 - 1986; History of Medicine Library, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Edward Ford - Records, 1920 - 1985; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Ford, Edward, Bibliography of Australian medicine, 1790 - 1900, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 1976, 348 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Backhouse, T. C. and Ford, Edward, 'George Aloysius Makinson Heydon', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1963, no. 2, 1963, pp. 465-7. Details
  • Ford, E., 'The Life and Influence of Joseph Bancroft, MD Bancroft Oration.', The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1, 1961, pp. 153-170. Details
  • Ford, Edward, 'Mabel Josephine Mackerras', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1972, no. 1, 1972, pp. 604-6. Details
  • Haneman, Ben, 'Sir Edward Ford (1902-1986)', Health and History, vol. 1, no. 2/3, 1999, pp. 209-212. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn