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Biographical entry Black, Robert Hughes (1917 - 1988)

Born
20 December 1917
Sydney?, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1988
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Robert Hughes Black was Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney from 1963 to 1982. He also worked at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1946-1948) before joining the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Sydney in 1951. Black also worked as a consultant physician at St Vincent's Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Prince Henry's Hospital. He was educated at the Universities of Sydney (MB, BS) and Liverpool (Dip. Tropical Medicine and Health, ED, MD, Dip Anth) and served as a captain and physician with the Australian Army Medical Corps during World War II.

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Events

1941 - 1946
Career position - Medical Scientist at LHQ Medical Research Unit in Cairns, Queensland
1946 - 1948
Career position - UK Medical Research Council Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
1951 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer (to 1955) then Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney
1963 - 1982
Career position - Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney
1986
Award - Darling Prize and Medal for Malaria received from the World Health Organisation

Archival resources

Private hands (Black, R.H.)

  • Robert Hughes Black - Records, 1917 - 1988; Private hands (Black, R.H.). Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Cossart, Yvonne, 'Black, Robert Hughes (1917-1988), Professor of Tropical Medicine', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 107-108. Details

Journal Articles

  • Sharp, Peter, 'Robert Hughes Black', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 151, 1989, pp. 171-2. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.