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Biographical entry Paul, Charles Norman (1883 - 1959)

26 March 1883
Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
25 May 1959
Physician and Dermatologist


Sir Charles Paul was a dermatologist at Sydney Hospital from 1914-1945. He was also President of the board of directors at the Hospital (1938-1959) and his fellow directors established an annual visiting professorship in his name to honour his twentieth year as president. Paul wrote "The Influence of Sunlight in the Production of Cancer of the Skin" in 1918 and "Cutaneous Neoplasms" in 1933; these books warned against 'reckless exposure to sunlight'. Paul initially spent some years in his father's ship-chandler business before starting his medical studies. After graduating he worked for a few months at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital then spent most of 1911-1912 studying dermatology and medicine in Vienna and London. He was a prime mover and founding secretary of the New South Wales branch of the British Association of Dermatology.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911 - 1912
Education - Studied in Vienna and London
1913 - 1914
Career position - Private general practice in Sydney
1914 - 1945
Career position - Assistant Dermatologist at Sydney Hospital
1916 - 1922
Career position - Dermatologist(?) at Renwick Hospital for Infants
1917 - 1921
Career position - Dermatologist(?) at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney
1917 - 1932
Career position - First Dermatologist and Head of Dermatology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney
Career position - Founding Secretary of the British Association of Dermatology, New South Wales branch
Career position - President of the British Association of Dermatology, New South Wales branch
Career position - Foundation Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Award - Knighted
1938 - 1959
Career position - President of the Board of Directors of the Sydney Hospital

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