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Born
26 August 1873
Holywood, Down, Ireland
Died
28 August 1967
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physiologist and Medical educator

Summary

William Alexander Osborne was Professor of Physiology, University of Melbourne 1904-38 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine after 1929. He was on the panel of the radio quiz-programme "Information Please" from 1938 and was noted for his memory and wide variety of interests. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1916-17.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • William Sutherland - Records, 1877 - 1910, MS 023; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Oscar Mendelsohn - Records, 1928 - 1977, MS 1857; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • William Alexander Osborne - Records, 1602 - 1967, MS 5907; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • William Alexander Osborne - Records, 1892 - 1963, MS 8237; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • William Alexander Osborne - Records, 1899 - 1967; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Osborne, W. A., William Sutherland: a Biography, Lothian, Melbourne, 1920. Details
  • Osborne, William, A Primer of Dietetics, W. Ramsay, Melbourne, 1922. Details

Book Sections

  • Jones, Barry O., 'Osborne, William Alexander (1873-1967), Professor of Physiology, Man of Letters and Broadcaster', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 103-105. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110115b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'William Alexander Osborne, 1873-1967', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 34, no. 12, 1967, pp. 336-337. Details
  • Bolton, H. C.; Rae, Ian D., 'A Response to Intellectual Isolation: the Correspondence of W. A. Osborne and William Sutherland, 1905-1911', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 4, 1995, pp. 323-335. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9951040323.htm. Details
  • Osborne, W. A., 'George Britton Halford: His Life and Work', Medical Journal of Australia, 1929, pp. 64-88. Details

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