Browse Entries

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

  • Trove

Biographical entry Robertson, Thorburn Brailsford (1884 - 1930)

Born
4 March 1884
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died
18 January 1930
Occupation
Biochemist and Physiologist

Summary

Thorburn Brailsford Robertson was Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Adelaide 1919-27 and Director of the Animal Nutrition Section, CSIR 1927-30. He also played a pivotal role during the early 1920s in establishing insulin manufacture in Australia.

Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Thorburn Brailsford Robertson - Records, 1902 - 1922, 574.19/B65a; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Thorburn Brailsford Robertson - Records, 1912 - 1930, S23,24,25 and others; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

Private hands (Robertson, D.S.)

  • Thorburn Brailsford Robertson - Records, 1902 - 1932; Private hands (Robertson, D.S.). Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Thorburn Brailsford Robertson - Records, 1892 - 1957, PRG 136; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Rogers, G. E., 'Robertson, Thorburn Brailsford (1884-1930), Biochemist and Professor', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 416-417. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110429b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bolton, H. C.; Coller, B.A.W., 'Two Letters of William Sutherland to T. Brailsford Robertson: Ideas on the Electrical Conductivity of Proteins', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 4, 1993, pp. 357-368. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9930940357.htm. Details
  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.