Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Biographical entry Penfold, William James (1875 - 1941)

27 November 1875
Brampton, Cumberland, England
26 October 1941
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Bacteriologist and Medical scientist


William James Penfold, Director of the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 1916-27, and Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute, Melbourne 1927-38, had earlier worked at the Lister Institute and had been lecturer in bacteriology at the University of London.

Archival resources

Private hands (Lindsay, P.)

  • William James Penfold - Records, 1875 - 1911; Private hands (Lindsay, P.). Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 'In Memory of William James Penfold', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 4, no. 6, 1942, pp. 192-193. Details
  • Willis, R. A. and Sch├╝tze, H., 'William James Penfold 1875-1941', Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, vol. 54, no. 2, 1942, pp. 267-276. Details
  • Willis, R. A. et al., 'Obituary: William James Penfold', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1941, no. 2, 1941, pp. 657-60. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.