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Biographical entry Lambie, Charles George (1891 - 1961)

Born
24 July 1891
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died
28 August 1961
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Charles Lambie was the first full-time professor of medicine in Australia, being Bosch Professor at the University of Sydney from 1930 to 1957. His teaching had a profound influence on the discipline with nearly 20 graduates from his School also becoming Professors of Medicine at Australian universities. Lambie's principal research interests related to diabetes: he was the first in Europe to use insulin for the treatment of this disease. His major publication, written with Jean Armytage, was Clinical diagnostic methods, or the examination of patients (1947-8) and embodied his belief in the need for a complete history and physical examination of the patient. He was a advocate of a liberal education encompassing sciences and the humanities. In 1931 he proposed the establishment of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and was a founding Fellow in 1938.

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1914
Education - MB ChB, University of Edinburgh
1914 - 1915
Career position - Resident Physician, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
1915 - 1919
Career position - Served with the Royal Army Medical Corps
1918
Award - Military Cross (MC)
1919 - 1922
Career position - Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh
1921
Education - Member, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
1922 - 1930
Career position - Assistant Physician, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
1923 - 1926
Career position - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh
1923 - 1926
Career position - Beit Memorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh
1924 - 1962
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
1926 - 1930
Career position - Lecturer, School of Medicine, Royal Colleges of Edinburgh
1927
Education - MD, University of Edinburgh
1927 - 1961
Career position - Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
1928
Award - Lister Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
1930 - 1938
Career position - Member, Association of Physicians of Australasia
1930 - 1957
Career position - Bosch Chair of Medicine, University of Sydney
1938 - 1961
Career position - Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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Books

  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Blackburn, C. R. B., 'Lambie, Charles George (1891-1961), Professor of Medicine', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 651-652. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090655b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maddox, J. Kempson, 'Charles George Lambie', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1962, no. 1, 1962, pp. 146-7. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn