Biographical entry Hetzel, Basil Stuart (1922 - )
- Medical Research
During his time as Chief of the CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition (1975-1985), Dr Basil Stuart Hertzel conducted pioneering research that established the link between iodine deficiency and impeded brain development in foetal animals and humans. In 1986 he left the CSIRO to establish the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, of which he was Executive Director. Hetzel is one of the National Trust's Living Treasures.
- Education - Bachelor of Medicine, University of Adelaide
- 1951 - 1954
- Education - Fulbright Research Scholarship, New York
- 1956 - 1958
- Career position - Michell Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide
- 1968 - 1975
- Career position - Foundation Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
- 1975 - 1985
- Career position - Chief of CSIRO's Division of Human Nutrition
- 1986 - ?
- Career position - Founder and Executive Director of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
- Brener, Mandy, 'Infectious personalities: the public health legacy of three Australian doctors in Papua New Guinea', Health and History, vol. 17, no. 1, 2015, p. 73.96. Details
Created: 6 March 2012, Last modified: 11 April 2016