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Biographical entry Chapman, Henry George (1879 - 1934)

Born
13 January 1879
Ealing, Middlesex, England
Died
25 May 1934
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physiologist

Summary

Henry George Chapman was Professor of Physiology, University of Sydney 1921-28 and Director of Cancer Research 1928-34. In 1920 he was Chairman of the Commission on Miners' Diseases.

Details

Born Ealing, Middlesex, England, 13 January 1879. Died Sydney, 25 May 1934. Arrived Australia ca 1886. Educated Universities of Melbourne (MB 1899, BS 1900, MD 1902) and Adelaide (MB 1901). Acting professor of physiology, University of Adelaide 1901; demonstrator in pathology, University of Melbourne 1902; lecturer and demonstrator in physiology, University of Sydney 1903-13, assistant professor of physiology 1913-18, professor of pharmacology 1918-21, professor of physiology 1921-28; honorary pathological chemist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 1907; lecturer on the technology of breadmaking, Sydney Technical College from 1908 and responsible for the establishment of a school of bakery there in 1916; chairman, 1919-20, of the technical commission of inquiry into the prevalence of miners' phthisis and pneumoconiosis in the Broken Hill mines; director of cancer research, University of Sydney 1928-34. David Syme research prize, University of Melbourne 1910.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Teale, Ruth, 'Chapman, Henry George (1879-1934), professor of physiology', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 612-613. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070622b.htm. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.