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Biographical entry Woollard, Herbert Henry (1889 - 1939)

FRS

Born
2 August 1889
Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Died
18 January 1939
London, England
Occupation
Anatomist

Summary

Herbert Henry Woollard was born and educated in Australia and was Professor of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Adelaide from1928 to 1929. He spent the rest of his illustrious working life in England and is best remembered for his studies on peripheral innervation. Woollard received the French Croix de Guerre and the Symington Memorial Prize from the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

After completing his war service he studied for primary examination at the Royal College of Surgeons and became an Anatomy Demonstrator at University College, London. Woollard remained in London for a few years then came to work at the University of Adelaide, but quickly returned to London to take up a post at the St Bartholomew's Hospital (1929-1936).

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1910
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1912
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1914 - 1918
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
c. 1919 - c. 1920
Education - Primary examination at the Royal College of Surgeons and became an Anatomy Demonstrator at University College, London
1921 - 1922
Career position - Rockefeller Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA
1923 - 1927
Career position - Assistant Professor of Anatomy at University College, London
1926
Award - Symington Memorial Prize received from the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
1928 - 1929
Career position - Professor of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Adelaide
1929 - 1936
Career position - Professor of Anatomy at the Medical School of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
1936
Career position - Editor of Journal of Anatomy
1936 - 1939
Career position - Professor of Anatomy at University College, London
1938 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)

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