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Biographical entry Sutton, Harvey Vincent (1882 - 1963)

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Born
18 February 1882
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Died
21 June 1963
Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Harvey Vincent Sutton was the first Director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1930-47. He inaugurated Health Week in 1921, helped to organise the Father and Son Welfare Movement of Australia (established in Sydney in 1926) and was for many years president of the Sydney Health Week Council. He is commemorated by a portrait by Joshua Smith which is held by the University of Sydney.

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1902
Career position - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Melbourne
1902
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1904
Career position - Resident then Senior Resident Medical Officer at the Children's Hospital
1905
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1905 - 1908
Education - Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK
1908
Life event - Competed for Australia in the 800 metres at the Olympic Games in London
1908
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Oxford
1908 - 1909
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Charing Cross Hospital and the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
1909 - 1916
Career position - Medical Officer at the Victorian Department of Public Instruction
1916 - 1919
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1919
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1919
Education - Diploma in Public Health completed in Melbourne
1920 - 1930
Career position - Principal Medical Officer with the New South Wales Department of Public Instruction
1920 - 1930
Career position - Lecturer (part-time ) in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Sydney
1930 - 1947
Career position - Professor of Preventive Medicine and first Director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
c. 1939 - c. 1945
Career position - Inspector of army camps in New South Wales during World War II

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