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Biographical entry Southcott, Ronald Vernon



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

  • 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

  • Pearn, John, 'The Medical Zoologist - Ronald Vernon Southcott', Toxicon , vol. 48, no. 7, 2009, pp. 755-761. 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.