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Biographical entry Hirschfeld, Eugen (1866 - 1946)

Born
22 January 1866
Militsch (Milicz), Silesia, Germany
Died
18 June 1946
Telarbon, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Bacteriologist and Physician

Summary

Eugen Hirschfeld worked as a bacteriologist at the Brisbane Hospital from 1890 undertaking research on tuberculosis and dengue fever until his deportation on racist grounds in 1920. He returned to Australia in 1927 but did not re-enter the medical profession.

Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Eugen Hirschfield - Records, 1908 - 1923, CRS A456; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Archives of Australia, Queensland Office

  • Eugen Hirschfield - Records, 1905 - 1946, BP 4/1; National Archives of Australia, Queensland Office. Details
  • Eugen Hirschfield - Records, 1917 - 1946, BP 242/1; National Archives of Australia, Queensland Office. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Monash - Records, 1876 - 1934, MS 1884; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Leggett, C. A. C., 'Hirschfeld, Eugen (1866-1946), Medical Practitioner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, p. 309. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090315b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.