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Biographical entry Smyth, James Desmond (1917 - 1999)

Born
1917
Dublin, Ireland
Died
January 1999
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

James Desmond Smyth was the foundation Professor of Zoology at the Australian National University in Canberra (1959-1971). Prior to that he was Chair in Zoology at Canberra University College (1958-1960). He was of the first scientists to take up the study of parasites and authored over 100 scientific journal articles and six books on the topic. His book Introduction to Animal Parasitology (1962) remained in continuous print for decades.

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Events

1940
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Trinity College, Dublin
1948
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at trinity College
c. 1948 - c. 1954
Career position - Lecturer in Zoology at universities in Leicester, Leeds and Dublin, UK
1955 - 1958
Career position - Chair of Experimental Biology at Trinity College
1958
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Trinity College
1958 - 1960
Career position - Chair in Zoology at Canberra University College
c. 1971 - c
Career position - Chair of Parasitology at Imperial College, London

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Society for Parasitology - Records, MS 133; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Annette Alafaci