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Biographical entry Jamieson, James (1840 - 1916)

Born
5 June 1840
Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died
1 August 1916
Occupation
Physician

Summary

James Jamieson was President of the Royal Society of Victoria in 1901. In 1868 Jamieson moved to Australia and set up a practice in Warrnambool, Victoria. He was also health officer to the municipality and honorary medical officer at the hospital. Jamieson promoted germ theory, better hygiene , the use of disinfectants, and isolation of the inflicted to battle infectious disease.

In 1877 Jamieson moved to Melbourne. He was honorary physician in the outpatient department of the Melbourne Hospital in 1879-84, then joined the senior staff at the Alfred Hospital, retiring in 1908. In 1885 he succeeded T. M. Girdlestone as health officer of the City of Melbourne. Jamieson also lectured at the University of Melbourne (MD ad eundem gradum, 1878) in obstetrics and diseases of women and children in 1879-87, and in the theory and practice of medicine in 1887-1908.

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Events

1862
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Glasgow
1863
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Glasgow
1868
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Warrnambool, Victoria)
1868 - 1877
Career position - Health Officer, private practice and Honorary Medical Officer at the Warrnambool Hospital
1879 - 1884
Career position - Honorary Physician in the outpatient department of the Melbourne Hospital
1879 - 1887
Career position - Lecturer in obstetrics and diseases of women and children at the University of Melbourne
c. 1884 - 1908
Career position - Senior Physician at the Alfred Hospital
1885 - 1912
Career position - City Health Officer in Melbourne
1887 - 1908
Career position - Lecturer in theory and practice of medicine at the University of Melbourne
1901
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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Published resources

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Book Sections

  • Dunstan, David, 'Jamieson, James (1840-1916), Medical Practitioner, University Teacher and Health Officer', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. Supplement, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2005, pp. 199-200. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10246b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Dyason, Diana J., 'James Jamieson and the Ladies', in Harold Attwood and R. W. Home (eds), Patients, Practitioners and Techniques: Second National Conference on Medicine and Health in Australia, Melbourne, 1984, Medical History Unit and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, a, Melbourne, 1984. Details

Journal Articles

  • Jamieson, James, 'On the value of the guaiacum test for blood.', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 14, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1869, pp. 295-300. Details
  • Jamieson, James, 'On the guaiacum test for blood', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 14, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1869, pp. 381-382. Details

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