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Biographical entry Dods, Lorimer Fenton (1900 - 1981)

Born
7 March 1900
New Farm, Queensland, Australia
Died
7 March 1981
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Paediatrician

Summary

Lorimer Dods was a pioneer of paediatrics in Australia. His research publications were noted as models of concise scientific prose. Dods was associated as a clinician with several major Sydney hospitals over many years, notable the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children which he served for 54 years from 1928 in various clinical positions and as Board member from 1959. With establishment of the Institute of Child Health within School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney, Dods became Director of the Institute and the first professor of child health in Australia. He retired from these positions to co-found and direct the Children's Medical Research Foundation. Dods was a founding member and officer bearer of the Australian Paediatric Association, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The Lorimer Dods Professorship is appointed in Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney.

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Events

1923
Education - MB ChM, University of Sydney
1923 - 1924
Career position - Resident Pathologist and Senior Resident Medical Officer, Royal Newcastle Hospital
1925
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1925 - 1926
Career position - Ship's surgeon, SS Moreton Bay
1926 - 1936
Career position - In general practice, Sydney, New South Wales
1928 - 1937
Career position - Honorary Relieving Assistant Physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1936
Career position - Paediatric specialist, Children's Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
1936
Education - MD, University of Sydney
1937 - 1948
Career position - Honorary Assistant Physician, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
1938 - 1939
Career position - Tutor in Clinical Paediatrics (Medical), University of Sydney
1938 - 1939
Career position - Consultant Honorary Physician, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, Sydney
1938 - 1981
Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1939 - 1945
Career position - Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Australian Army Medical Corps , 2nd AIF
1945 - 1948
Career position - Tutor in Clinical Paediatrics (Medical), University of Sydney
1945 - 1951
Career position - Consultant Honorary Physician, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, Sydney
1947
Award - Carnegie Travelling Fellowship, Children's Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
1947
Award - Lieutenant of the Victorian Order
1947 - c. 1970
Career position - Consulting Paediatrician, Royal North Shore Hospital
1948 - 1960
Career position - Physician, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
1949 - 1960
Career position - Professor of Child Health and Director, Institute of Child Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1950 - 1951
Career position - Founding Member and first secretary/treasurer, Australian Paediatric Association
1953 - 1954
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Paediatric Association
1954 - 1955
Career position - President, Australian Paediatric Association

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Lorimer Fenton Dods - Records, 1920 - 1968, DeB 357; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Manchester, Rosemary, Beloved physician: the story of Lorimer Fenton Dods, R. Manchester, Vaucluse, N.S.W., 1989, 110 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Dods, Lorimer, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1966, no. 2, 1966, p. 1166. Details
  • Harley, J. D., Williams, Howard, Hamilton, D. G. and Grigor, Wallace, 'Sir Lorimer Dods 1900 - 1981', Australian Paediatric Journal, vol. 17, no. 2, 1981, pp. 70-4. Details
  • Jones, Peter (ed.), 'Lorimer Fenton Dods [70th birthday tribute]', Australian Paediatric Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, 1970, pp. 3-13. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn