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Biographical entry Anderson, Colin Warden (1901 - 1988)

Born
26 January 1901
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Died
15 June 1988
Eastern Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Medical administrator, Medical practitioner, Military doctor and Public servant

Summary

Colin Warden Anderson was a general practitioner and surgeon.

During World War II he served in the Australian Army Medical Corps and after the war was appointed Deputy-director of rehabilitation in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, with a three year secondment to Department of Post-war Reconstruction. He developed many initiatives to support returned serviceman.

His belief in the importance of post-graduate education for general practitioners led him to have a large part in establishing the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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1924
Education - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) University of Melbourne
1925
Career position - Intern at the Melbourne Hospital
1926
Career position - Intern at the Perth Public Hospital
1927
Career position - Medical officer at the Wooroloo Sanatorium, Western Australia
1927 - 1941
Career position - In general practice in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
1941 - 1944
Career position - Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps, posted as medical officer to the 5th Garrison Battalion at Swanbourne
1944
Career position - Appointed rehabilitation medical officer, Western Command
1945 - 1946
Career position - Temporary major in the Australian Army Medical Corps
1946 - 1951
Career position - Deputy-director of rehabilitation in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Perth
1951 -
Career event - Returned to general practice
1952 - 1967
Career position - Council member of the Western Australian branch of the British Medical Association
1955 - 1963
Career position - Member of the Federal Council of the British (later Australian) Medical Association
1956 - 1957
Career position - Chairman of the Western Australia Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1956 - 1962
Career position - Provost of the Western Australia Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1957 - 1966
Career position - Director of Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Ltd
1958
Career position - President of the Western Australian Branch of the British Medical Association
1963
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1963 - 1966
Career position - President of the federal body of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1968 -
Career position - Permanent vice-president of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Medical Association
1973 - 1974
Career position - Provost of the Western Australia Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1981
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)

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