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Biographical entry Stuart, Thomas Peter Anderson (1856 - 1920)

Born
20 June 1856
Dumfries, Scotland
Died
29 February 1920
Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physiologist

Summary

Sir Thomas Stuart was the first Professor of Anatomy and Physiology 1883-1890, and of Physiology 1890-1920, at the University of Sydney and oversaw the opening of its medical school. He also played a large role in the establishment of Australia's first School of Dentistry which opened at The University of Sydney in 1901.

Details

Born Dumfries, Scotland, 20 June 1856. Died Sydney, 29 February 1920. Knighted 1914. Educated University of Edinburgh (MB, CM 1880, MD 1882). Chief demonstrator in physiology, University of Edinburgh 1881-82; professor of anatomy and physiology, University of Sydney 1883-90, professor of physiology 1890-1920; dean of medicine from 1891, Fellow, senate 1883-1920. Honorary secretary, soon chairman, (Royal) Prince Alfred Hospital from 1901. Medical adviser to the government 1893-96; emigration officer for Port Jackson 1893-96; president, Board of Health 1893-96, member of the Board 1896-1920. President of a number of community organisations including the Royal Society of New South Wales. Largely responsible for the establishment of the school of dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1901 and was the first president of the United Dental Hospital of Sydney 1905. Commemorated by the Anderson Stuart Building, University of Sydney, named in 1960.

Events

- 1880
Education - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, CM), The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- 1882
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD), The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1881 - 1882
Career position - Chief demonstrator in physiology, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1883 - 1890
Career position - Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, The University of Sydney, Australia
1883 - 1920
Career position - Fellow, The University of Sydney Senate, Australia
1890 - 1920
Career position - Professor of Physiology, The University of Sydney, Australia
1891 -
Career position - Dean of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Australia
1892
Head - President, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia
1893 - 1896
Career position - President, Board of Health, Colonial Government of New South Wales, Australia
1893 - 1896
Career position - Emigration Officer for Port Jackson, Colonial Government of New South Wales, Australia
1893 - 1896
Career position - Medical Adviser to Government, Colonial Government of New South Wales, Australia
1896 - 1920
Career position - Member, Board of Health, Colonial Government of New South Wales, Australia
1901 -
Career position - Chairman, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
1905
Head - President, United Dental Hospital of Sydney, Australia
1906
Head - President, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1882 - )

    Thomas Stuart was a member of the Board of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

  • The University of Sydney (1850 - )

    Thomas Stuart played a key role in founding the Medical School of The University of Sydney. He was a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology (1883 - 1890), Professor of Physiology (1890 - 1920), Dean of Medicine (1891 - ) and a Fellow of The University of Sydney Senate (1883 - 1920).

    Date: 1883 - 1920

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart - Records, 1884 - 1916, MS 015; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart - Records, 1883 - 1920, P 34; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Epps, W., Anderson Stuart, MD, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1922. Details
  • Stuart, T. P. Anderson, A Review of University Life in Australasia...1891, Spottiswood, London, 1892. Details

Book Sections

  • Young, J., 'Stuart, Sir Thomas Peter Anderson (1856-1920), Professor of Physiology and Medical Administrator', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 130-132. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120147b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Blackburn, Charles Bickerton, 'The Life and Work of Sir Thomas Anderson Stuart', Bulletin of the Post-Graduate Committee in Medicine, University of Sydney, vol. 4, no. 4, 1948, pp. 105-134. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.