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Biographical entry Wilkinson, John Francis (1864 - 1935)

Born
13 April 1864
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Died
29 March 1935
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

John Francis Wilkinson had a medical practice in Melbourne from 1897. His particular interests were the fractional test meal and the opaque bismuth meal X-ray examination and he popularised the dietary treatment of peptic ulcer and diabetes. After seeing insulin used clinically in Canada in September 1922 he organised for it to be manufactured under licence by the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Melbourne. He was also Founder and first secretary of the Alpine Club; Wilkinson's Lookout is named after him.

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1885
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1886
Education - Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1887
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital
1888 - 1897
Career position - Private practice in Bright, Victoria
1897 -
Career position - Private practice in Melbourne
1897 - 1922
Career position - Honorary Demonstrator and Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne
1899
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1903 -
Career position - Honorary Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1912
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch

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