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Biographical entry Freeman, Mavis

Occupation
Bacteriologist and Biochemist

Summary

Mavis Freeman worked with Macfarlane Burnet during the 1930s and with Burnet succeeded in identifying the microbe responsible for Q fever. She served in the Australian Army Medical Corps during World War II and undertook research into safe methods for blood transfusion in malarial regions.

Details

Worked with Macfarlane Burnet for over 10 years during the 1930s. Worked for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1928-40 and 1946-48. She and Burnet succeeded in identifying the microbe responsible for Q fever. Member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during World War II, ending the war as a Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps. In the latter part of the war she undertook research into safe methods for blood transfusion in malarial regions.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

Rosanne Walker