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Biographical entry Gregg, Norman McAlister (1892 - 1966)

Born
7 March 1892
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Died
27 July 1966
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ophthalmologist

Summary

Norman Gregg was a Sydney ophthalmologist who discovered that rubella in a pregnant woman could cause blindness or deformity in her child.

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Events

1915
Education - MB ChM, University of Sydney
1915 - 1920
Career position - Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
1919
Award - Military Cross (MC)
1919 - 1922
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1923
Education - Diploma of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery
1923 - 1952
Career position - Honorary Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
1932
Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1939
Career position - President, Ophthalmological Society of New South Wales
1940 - 1951
Career position - Lecturer in Diseases of the Eye, University of Sydney
1944
Award - Shorney Prize, University of Adelaide
1944 - 1945
Career position - President, Ophthalmological Society of Australia
1946 - 1959
Career position - Vice-President, Board of Management, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney
1951
Award - Charles Mickle Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada
1951
Award - James Cook Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1951
Award - Norman McAlister Gregg Prize and Oration inaugurated by the Ophthalmological Society of Australia
1952
Award - Honorary DSc, University of Sydney
1952 - 1966?
Career position - Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital

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Published resources

Books

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

Book Sections

  • Lancaster, Paul A. L., 'The eyes have it: Norman McAlister Gregg and congenital rubella', in Heagney, Brenda (ed.), Rubella: essays in honour of the centenary of the birth of Sir Norman Gregg 1892 - 1966, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1992, pp. 25-50. Details
  • Lancaster, Paul A.L., 'Gregg, Sir Norman McAlister (1892-1966), Ophthalmologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 235-327. Also available at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gregg-sir-norman-mcalister-10362. Details

Edited Books

  • Heagney, Brenda (ed.), Rubella: essays in honour of the centenary of the birth of Sir Norman Gregg 1892 - 1966, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1992, 64 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', The Lancet, vol. 288, no. 7458, 1966, p. 347. Details
  • Anon, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, vol. 26, 1967, pp. 5-7. Details
  • Burgess, M. A., 'Gregg's rubella legacy 1941 - 1991', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 155, 1991, pp. 355-7. Details
  • Dods, Lorimer, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1966, no. 2, 1966, p. 1166. Details
  • Gill, P., 'Gregg's Rubella Legacy 1941-1991', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 156, no. 2, 1992, pp. 138-139. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Obituary: Norman McAlister Gregg', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 4, 1966, p. 104. Details

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See also

  • Hamilton, D. G., Hand in hand: the story of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, John Ferguson, Sydney, 1979, 338 pp. Details

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