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Biographical entry Walker, Allan Seymour (1887 - 1958)

Born
19 June 1887
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Died
8 January 1958
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician and Medical historian

Summary

Allan Seymour Walker was a physician with a particular interest in pathology and neurology. He served in a medical capacity in World War I and II and edited the medical series of Australia's involvement in World War II from 1945 -1956. When the Association of Physicians of Australasia became the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1938, he was honorary secretary and helped to set up an administrative system which formed a model for other professional associations. Walker worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in New South Wales for nearly forty years. Some of his many other medical posts include a consultant physician to St George in Canterbury, to the Western Suburbs and Parramatta district hospitals and physician and director of the Queen Victoria Homes for Consumptives.

Details

Events

1910
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1911
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911 - 1912
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1913 - 1920
Career position - General Practice in Parkes, New South Wales
1915 - 1918
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1920 - 1925
Career position - Honorary Morbid Anatomist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1922
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1922 - 1927
Career position - Private practice in Summer Hill, New South Wales
1922 - 1958
Career position - Assistant Physician (to 1933), Physician (to 1945), and Consulting Physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1928 - 1938
Career position - Demonstrator in Pathology at the University of Sydney
1937 -
Career position - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of Sydney
1939 - 1944
Career position - War service with the Australian Imperial Force

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Gandevia, Bryan; McDonald, G. L., 'Walker, Allan Seymour (1887-1958), Physician and Medical Historian', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 355-356. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120397b.htm. Details

Online Resources

Rosanne Walker