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Biographical entry Parsons, Peter James (1913 - 2007)

5 October 1913
Beeac, Victoria, Australia
12 November 2007
Kew, Victoria, Australia


Peter Parsons was a pioneer in the field of gastroenterology. Being one of the first and most respected specialists in the field in Victoria, he was a visiting physician to the Bethesda, St Andrew's, Freemasons, Cabrini and Repatriation General Hospitals, as well as being named Life Governor to the Epworth Hospital for his ongoing involvement. At the same time he maintained a very successful private practice in Spring Street, Melbourne.



Education - Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne
Education - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne
1939 - 1940
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1940 - 1946
Career event - Served in the Australian Infantry Battalion
Career position - Registrar, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1946 - 1948
Career position - Wyeth Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Career event - Made Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Education - Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
1948 - 1949
Career position - Medical Registrar, Department of Gastroenterology, Central Middlesex Hospital, England
Career event - Appointed honorary physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Career position - Acting assistant director, clinical research unit, Baker Medical Research Centre
Career event - Appointed visiting physician, Repatriation General Hospital
1951 - 1979
Career position - Member of the War Pensions Assessment Tribunal
1960 - 1989
Career position - Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society
1965 - 1967
Career position - President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia
1970 - 1971
Career position - Chairman of the staff, Alfred Hospital
1976 - 1978
Career position - Vice-president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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  • Andrew, Rod and Barnett, Alf (eds), In their day: the Baker Medical Research Institute memoirs of alumni, Hyland House, South Yarra (Vic.), 1992, 188 pp. Details

Rebecca Rigby