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Biographical entry Wright, Hedley Duncan (1891 - 1942)

Born
1891
Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
Died
1942
Occupation
Bacteriologist

Summary

Hedley Duncan Wright was the first Bosch Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Sydney 1930-35. His departure to the Chair of Bacteriology in Liverpool is said to have been precipitated by his returning from a holiday to find that all his experimental animals had been slaughtered in the interests of economy. He was educated at the universities of Tasmania (BA) and Edinburgh (MB, ChB, MD, DSc).

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Events

c. 1913
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Tasmania
1916
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland
1916 - 1918
Career position - War service with Red Cross and the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First Balkan War
1918 - 1930
Career position - Researcher at University College, London
1930 - 1935
Career position - First Bosch Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Sydney
1935 -
Career position - Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Liverpool, UK

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Wright, G. Payling, McLeod, J. W. and Stewart, M.. J., 'Hedley Duncan Wright (born 3rd March 1891, died 9th September 1942', Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, vol. 55, 1943, pp. 113-24. Details

Online Resources

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