Biographical entry Blackburn, Charles Bickerton (1874 - 1972)
- 22 April 1874
Greenhithe, Kent, England
- 20 July 1972
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(Sir) Charles Bickerton Blackburn was associated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney as a physician and consultant from 1899-1972. He lectured in clinical medicine at the University of Sydney from 1913 and was Dean of Medicine 1932-35 and Chancellor 1941-64.
Born Greenhithe, Kent, 22 April 1874. Died Sydney, 20 July 1972. OBE 1919, knighted 1936, KCMG 1960. Arrived Port Lincoln, South Australia 1881. Educated Universities of Adelaide (BA 1893) and Sydney (MB, ChM 1899, MD 1903). Junior resident medical officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1899, senior resident 1900, medical superintendent 1901-03, honorary assistant physician 1903-11, honorary physician 1911-13, honorary consultant 1935-72; private practice 1903-1965; honorary physician, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington; honorary pathologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children; honorary consultant, Prince Henry Hospital; lecturer in clinical medicine, University of Sydney 1913-34; lieutenant-colonel, 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo 1916-19; lieutenant-colonel, 113th Australian General Hospital, Concord, World War II. Dean of medicine, University of Sydney 1932-35, deputy chancellor 1939-41, chancellor 1941-64. President, New South Wales branch, British (Australian ) Medical Association 1920-21; president, Association of Physicians of Australasia 1933-35, 1937-38; a founder of and first president, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
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- McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details
- Blackburn, C. R. B., 'Blackburn, Sir Charles Bickerton (1874-1972)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 308-310. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070316b.htm. Details
- 'Obituaries: Oscar Ulrich Vonwiller: Clive Melville Harris: Charles Bickerton Blackburn: Lawrence Bragg', Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 106, no. 3/4, 1973, pp. 130-132. Details
- Anderson, Warwick, ''Becoming a Man of Experience': Interview with C. Ruthven B. Blackburn', Health and History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2013, pp. 118-29. Details
- 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
- Blackburn, Charles Bickerton, 'The growth of specialism in Australia during fifty years and its significance for the future', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1951, no. 1, 1951, pp. 20-4. Details
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