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Biographical entry Zwar, Traugott Bernhard (Bernard) (1876 - 1947)

Born
20 June 1876
Kapunda, South Australia, Australia
Died
16 January 1947
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon

Summary

Traugott Bernhard (Bernard) Zwar was honorary surgeon to in-patients at Melbourne Hospital from 1919, honorary consulting surgeon from 1935 and president of the committee of management 1937-45. He was a leading force behind the move of the hospital to its site in Parkville. He also lectured in surgery at the University of Melbourne from 1924-35.

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c. 1895 - 1899
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne
1900 - 1901
Career position - Senior Resident Surgeon at the Melbourne Hospital
1901
Education - Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1901 - 1904
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg, Victoria
1902
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
c. 1905 - c. 1907
Education - Postgraduate study in England and Germany
1908 -
Career position - Honorary Anaesthetist and Surgeon to Out-patients at St Vincent's Hospital in Fitzroy, Victoria
1908
Education - Master of Surgery (MS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1911 -
Career position - Surgeon to Out-patients at the Melbourne Hospital
1914 - 1916
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1919 -
Career position - Honorary Surgeon to In-patients in Melbourne Hospital
1922 - 1923
Career position - President of the Melbourne Medical Association
1922 - 1937
Career position - Councillor of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1924 - 1927
Career position - Chairman of the Nurses' Board of Victoria
1924 - 1935
Career position - Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Melbourne
1927
Career position - Founder of the College of Surgeons of Australasia (later Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
1929
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch
1935 -
Career position - Honorary Consulting Surgeon at the Melbourne Hospital
1937 - 1947
Career position - Chairman of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Research in Pathology and Medicine
1941
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1943 - 1944
Career position - Deputy Chancellor

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Journal Articles

  • Cooper, M. G. and Morris, G., 'ANZAC Doctors at Gallipoli and Their Contributions to Anaesthesia in Australia', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 42, no. 4, supp., 2014, pp. 25-32. Details

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