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Biographical entry Holmes à Court, Alan Worsley (1896 - 1957)

FRCP

Born
26 February 1896
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
16 April 1957
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Alan Worsley Holmes à Court was a medical practitioner in New South Wales (NSW) from 1911. During World War I he served with the medical wings of the Australian Imperial Force in France and was awarded the French Médaille des Epidémies. Holmes à Court was a pioneer of blood transfusion techniques and a lecturer in anaesthetics and clinical medicine. He wrote many medical articles and was heavily involved in medicine's governing bodies: he was a long term member, and one-time president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; President and council member of the British Medical Association (NSW branch), a member of the NSW Medical Board and was appointed a Fellow of London's Royal College of Physicians.

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1910
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1911
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911 - 1912
Career position - Resident then Registrar at the Sydney Hospital
1913 - c. 1919
Career position - General practice in Manly, New South Wales
1914 - 1923
Career position - Honorary Assistant Physician at Sydney Hospital
1916 - 1917
Career position - Captain of Karoola in the Australian Army Medical Corp.
1918
Career position - Major with the 2nd Australian General Hospital then the 4th Australian Field Ambulance in France
1919 -
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in London
1919
Award - Médaille des Epidémies in France
1920
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Sydney
1920 - 1921
Career position - Inaugural Tutor of Anaesthetics at the Sydney Hospital
1920 - 1932
Career position - Honorary Physician at the Coast Hospital, Sydney
1921 -
Career position - Consultant Physician in Macquarie Street, Sydney
1923 - 1947
Career position - Physician at the Sydney Hospital
1925 - 1929
Career position - Council member of the British Medical Association, New South Wales branch
1930 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London
1931 -
Career position - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the Sydney Hospital
1931 - 1935
Career position - Council member of the British Medical Association, New South Wales branch
1932 - 1938
Career position - Member of the New South Wales Medical Board
1933 - 1934
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, New South Wales branch
1935 - 1946
Career position - Honorary Physician at the Royal Hospital for Women
1938
Career position - Censor with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1942 -
Career position - Director of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd.
1943
Career position - Retired from the army reserves
1945 - 1950
Career position - Censor-in-Chief with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1950 - 1952
Career position - President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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McCarthy, G.J.