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Biographical entry Nisbet, Alwyn Tom Hays (1892 - 1953)

Born
5 February 1892
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Died
5 November 1953
Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Radiologist

Summary

Alwyn Nisbet was a pioneer Australian radiologist who worked at several Brisbane hospitals before moving to Sydney in 1929. Here he held honorary positions as both diagnostic and therapeutic radiologist at Prince Alfred, Royal North Shore and Sydney Hospitals, and the Department of Repatriation. From the 1920s Nisbet played a central role in the establishment of the first Australasian specialist radiological organisation, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiologists. He was its president from 1935 to 1947. Nisbet further advocated for an Australasian College separate from the English body. This was achieved in 1949 when the College of Radiologists (Australia and New Zealand) was founded. The College holds the annual Nisbet Symposium (later Lecture) in his honour.

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1915
Education - MB, University of Sydney
1916
Education - ChM, University of Sydney
1916 - 1919
Career position - Served with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1919
Education - Diploma in Sanitary Science, University of Cambridge
1928 - 1929
Career position - Director, Queensland Cancer Clinic
1935 - 1947
Career position - President, Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology
1942
Education - Diploma in Radiology, University of Sydney
1950
Career position - Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Radiologists (England)

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See also

  • Ryan, James, Sutton, Keith and Baigent, Malcolm (eds), Australasian Radiology: a History, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, 1996, 542 pp. Details

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