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Biographical entry Dawson, William Siegfried (1891 - 1975)

Born
27 April 1891
Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Died
13 March 1975
Oxford, England
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

William Siegfried Dawson was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney 1927-1951 and was honorary consultant physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He played a central role in the professional organisation of psychiatrists in Australia, serving as the inaugural President of the Australasian Association of Psychiatrists in 1946 and being made an honorary Fellow by the Association's successor, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, in 1965. His textbook Aids to psychiatry (1924) ran to eight editions.

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1914
Education - BA, University of Oxford
1916
Education - MB BCh, University of Oxford
1916 - 1919
Career position - Served with the Royal Army Medical C
1918
Education - MA, University of Oxford
1919
Education - Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians, London
1920
Education - Member, Royal College of Physicians, London
1920 - 1923
Career position - Resident House Physician, St Thomas’s Hospital, London
1921
Education - Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM)
1923
Education - DM, University of Oxford
1923 - 1927
Career position - Senior Resident, Maudsley Hospital, London
1925
Award - Rockefeller Medical Fellowship for study in U.S.
1926
Award - Gaskell Gold Medal, Royal Medico-Psychological Association
1927 - 1951
Career position - Professor of Psychiatry, University of Sydney
1933
Career position - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
1938
Career position - Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1941 - 1942
Career position - Served with Australian Imperial Forces
1946
Career position - Inaugural President, Australasian Association of Psychiatrists
1951
Life event - Retired
1964
Life event - Returned to live in the United Kingdom
1965 - 1975
Award - Honorary Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • William Siegfried Dawson - Records, 1850 - 1900, ML MSS 1418; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Roxanas, Milton, 'William Siegfried Dawson: a Pioneering Australasian Psychiatrist', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 21, no. 1, 2013, pp. 8-12. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn