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Ronald Vernon Southcott was Deputy Director of Medical Services with the Repatriation Department of South Australia and was Medical Investigating Officer of the University of Adelaide during the poliomyelitis epidemic of 1947-48.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Ronald Vernon Southcott - Records, 1947 - 1948, PRG 233; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources


  • Francis, D. F. and Southcott, R. V., Plants harmful to man in Australia, Board o Governors Botanic Garden Adelaide, Adelaide, 1967, 53 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Halliday, R. B., '250 years of Australian acarology', in Halliday, R. B. et al (ed.), Acarology: proceedings of the 10th International Congress, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic., 2001, pp. 3-16. Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'Cleland, Sir John Burton (1878-1971), Pathologist and Naturalist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 23-25. Also available at Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'Medical Science', in C. R. Twidale; M. J. Tyler and M. Davies (eds), Ideas and Endeavours - The Natural Sciences in South Australia, Royal Society of South Australia, Adelaide, 1986. Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'Verco, Sir Joseph Cooke (1851-1933), Physician and Conchologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 318-319. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Halliday, R. B. and Pearn, J. H., 'Ronald Vernon Southcott, Acarologist, physicisn, naturalist', International Journal of Acarology, vol. 25, 1999, pp. 151-3. Details
  • Pearn, J. and Russell, F., 'The life and contributions of Dr [Ronald] Vernon Southcott, May 15, 1918 - April 9, 1998', Toxicon, vol. 37, no. 6, 1999, pp. 837-40. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'The Medical Zoologist - Ronald Vernon Southcott', Toxicon , vol. 48, no. 7, 2006, pp. 755-761. Details
  • Pearn, John H., 'An Australian soldier-naturalist: the civilian and military contributions of Captain Ronald Vernon Southcott AAMC (1918-1998)', ADF Health, vol. 5, no. 2, 2004, pp. 94-5. Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'Herbert Womersley, ALS (Honoris Causa), FRS, 10.4.1889- 14.10.1962, Obituary Notice. Includes a Bibliograph of Herbert Womersley', Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. 14, no. 4, 1964, pp. 603-632. Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'Obituary: John Burton Cleland, Kt, CBE, MD, ChM, FRACP', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. 95, no. 4, 1971, pp. 242-247. Details
  • Southcott, R. V., 'John Burton Cleland', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1972, no. 1, 1972, pp. 192-3. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.