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Biographical entry Ferguson, Eustace William (1884 - 1927)

Born
24 October 1884
Invercargill, New Zealand
Died
18 July 1927
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Pathologist and Entomologist

Summary

Eustace William Ferguson was principal microbiologist for the New South Wales Department of Health from 1920. He was also a noted entomologist who specialised in the study and distribution of Australian insects capable of spreading disease (especially fleas, ticks, biting flies and mosquitoes). Ferguson published many scientific articles on subjects such as diphtheria, dengue fever and medical entomology and parasitology. Eustace Ferguson was a member of many professional bodies including the Royal Society of New South Wales, the Royal Society of South Australia, the Royal Institute of Tropical Medicine (London), the Great Barrier Reef Committee and an associate member of the National Research Council.

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Events

1894
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney) with family
1908 -
Career position - Member of the Linnean Society
1908
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1908 - 1910
Career position - Junior Medical Officer and Pathologist at Sydney Hospital
1909
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911
Career position - Private practice with Dr Walton Smith
1912
Career position - Medical Officer at Rydalmere Hospital for the Insane
1913 - 1915
Career position - Assistant Microbiologist at the Department of Public Health in New South Wales
1915 - 1916
Career position - Captain with the Australian Army Medical Corps at the No. 10 Australian General Hospital in London and the No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital in Harefield
1917
Career position - No.3 Australian General Hospital in France and Egypt
August 1918 - March 1919
Career position - Major and Head of the ANZAC Field Laboratory (7-8 month post) in Palestine
September 1919
Career position - Returned to Sydney and the Department of Public Health
1920
Career position - Principal Microbiologist at the Department of Public Health
1922 - 1923
Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
1926
Education - Diploma in Public Health completed at the University of Sydney
1926 - 1927
Career position - President of the Linnean Society

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.