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Biographical entry Gregg, Norman McAlister (1892 - 1966)

7 March 1892
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
27 July 1966
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia


(Sir) Norman McAlister Gregg was a Sydney opthalmologist who discovered that rubella in a pregnant woman could cause blindness or deformity in her child.


Born 7 March 1892. Died 1966. MC, Kt cr 1953. Educated University of Sydney (MB, ChM). Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps 1915-20, Honorary Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children 1923-52, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital 1952-66?. Britannica Australia Award for Medicine 1964 (shared).

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  • Dods, Lorimer, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1966, no. 2, 1966, p. 1166. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Obituary: Norman McAlister Gregg', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 4, 1966, p. 104. Details

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