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Biographical entry Rogers, Richard Sanders (c. 1861 - 1942)

Born
c. 2 December 1861
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
28 March 1942
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Physician and Orchidologist

Summary

Richard Sanders Rogers was consulting physician at the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital from 1897 to 1942 and a became a hypnotist of some note. He became a world authority on Australasian orchids describing over 113 new species and three new genera working closely with R. Fiveash and H.M.R. Rupp.

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Events

1882
Education - BA, University of Adelaide
1887
Education - MB ChM, University of Edinburgh
1887 - 1909
Career position - Honorary Physician, Adelaide Hospital
1891
Education - ChM, University of Adelaide
1891 - 1938
Career position - Member, South Australian Branch, British Medical Association
1893
Education - MD, University of Edinburgh
1896 - 1922
Career position - Member, Board of Management, Adelaide Hospital
1897
Education - MA, University of Adelaide
1897
Education - MD, University of Adelaide
1907 - 1922
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Society of South Australia
1909 - 1942
Career position - Consulting Physician, Adelaide Hospital
1910 - 1940
Career position - Member, Medical Board of South Australia
1913 - 1921
Career position - Deputy Chairman, Board of Management, Adelaide Hospital
1914 - 1919
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Society of South Australia
1914 - 1919
Career position - Lt Colonel in command of 7th Australian General Hospital, Keswick, South Australia
1919 - 1939
Career position - Lecturer in Forensic Medicine, University of Adelaide
1921 - 1922
Career position - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1922 - 1924
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Society of South Australia
1922 - 1936
Career position - First Superintendent (Visiting), Enfield Receiving House
1924 - 1942
Career position - Fellow, Linnean Society of London
1929 - 1931
Career position - Chairman of the Board of the Public library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia
1929 - 1936
Career position - Visiting Superintendent, Northfield Mental Hospital
1932
Career position - President, Section M (Botany), Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Sydney
1932 - 1938
Career position - President, Medical board of South Australia
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus brachycalyx Blakely. Rogers collected the type
1936
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1938 - 1942
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1939 - 1942
Career position - Honorary Consulting Physician to all South Australian mental institutions

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Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1890 - 1942; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1861 - 1942; Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1912 - 1937, MSS 4; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

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

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Dr. R. S. Rogers', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 4, no. 5, 1942, p. 154. Details
  • Cleland, J. Burton, 'Obituary: Richard Sanders Rogers', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1942, no. 1, 1942, pp. 589-90. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn