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Biographical entry Jones, Sydney Evan

Born
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner and Psychiatrist

Summary

Evan Jones was a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911 - 1914, being medical officer for the western party and making crucial contributions to the sledging journeys. After the Expedition he served at several psychiatric facilities in New South Wales, providing psychiatric care for returned soldiers. He was considered a pioneer in the treatment of mental illnesses in Australia, using an holistic approach that included psychoanalytical therapies. Jones founded the first psychiatric clinic in New South Wales for voluntary patients. He was actively involved in the neurology and psychiatry sections of British Medical Association (New South Wales Branch) and the foundation of the Australasian Association of Psychiatrists. The Association awarded the Evan Jones Prize, named in his honour.

Details

Events

1911 - 1914
Career position - Medical Officer, Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914
1925 - 1948
Career Position - Medical Superintendent, Broughton Hall, New South Wales

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Quinn, Kylie, 'Mawson's Men', Australian Antarctic Magazine, vol. 22, 2012, pp. 8-12. Details

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