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Biographical entry Woodruff, Harold Addison (1877 - 1966)

Born
10 July 1877
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died
1 May 1966
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland
Occupation
Veterinary scientist and Bacteriologist

Summary

Harold Addison Woodruff was professor of veterinary pathology and director of the veterinary institute at the University of Melbourne from 1913 until the veterinary school closed in 1928. He then became director of the bacteriology department, being promoted to professor in 1935 and retiring in 1944. He established the Public Health Laboratories (later the Diagnostic Unit) within the bounds of the university and is commemorated by the Woodruff Theatre in the microbiology building. Woodruff was educated at the Royal Veterinary College, London (MRCVS), London University? (MRCS, LRCP) and at the University of Melbourne (BSc)

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1898
Education - Educated at the Royal Veterinary College, London (MRCVS)
1898 - 1899
Career position - Tutor in Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London
1899
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Science and Bacteriology at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, UK
1900 - 1908
Career position - Professor of Materia Medica and Hygiene at the Royal Veterinary College
1908 - 1912
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College
1912
Education - MRCS, LRCP
1913 - 1915
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of the Veterinary Institute at the University of Melbourne
1915 - 1917
Career position - Major with the Australian Army Veterinary Corps
1917 - 1928
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of the Veterinary Institute at the University of Melbourne
1920
Career position - President of Section L of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1920 - 1922
Career position - President of the Veterinary Association of Victoria
1922
Career position - President of Section L of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1922 - 1923
Career position - President of the Australian Veterinary Association
1928 - 1944
Career position - Director of the Bacteriology Department at the University of Melbourne
1935 - 1944
Career position - Professor of the Bacteriology at the University of Melbourne

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Killip, Norah L., 'Woodruff, Harold Addison (1877-1966), Veterinary Pathologist and Bacteriologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 562-563. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120629b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker