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Biographical entry Wilkinson, Herbert John (1891 - 1963)

Born
15 December 1891
Norwwod, South Australia, Australia
Died
15 February 1963
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Anatomist and Medical researcher

Summary

Herbert John Wilkinson was Foundation Professor of Anatomy (1936-1959) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (1936-1938, 1954-1957) at University of Queensland. Previously he had lectured in anatomy and histology at the University of Adelaide and at the University of Sydney. Wilkinson became an expert in neuromuscular research.

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Events

1907 - 1916
Career position - Various apprentice teaching jobs in South Australia
1914
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Adelaide
1916 - c. 1920
Career position - Teacher at Sydney Grammar School
1925
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1926 - 1930
Career position - Lecturer in Anatomy and Histology at the University of Sydney
1927
Award - Peter Bancroft prize for research in medicine received
1928 - 1930
Award - Rockefeller Foundation fellowship received to study in Europe and the United States of America
1930
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1930 - 1936
Career position - Professor of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Adelaide
1934
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Adelaide
1936 - 1938
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland
1936 - 1959
Career position - Foundation Professor of Anatomy at the University of Queensland
1944
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Queensland
1954 - 1957
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland
1959 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland

Published resources

Books

  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987, 180 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Kenny, Geoffrey, 'Wilkinson, Herbert John (1891-1963), Anatomist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 547-548. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160651b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.