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Biographical entry Silberberg, Montefiore David (Bill) (1882 - 1959)

Born
27 August 1882
Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died
26 June 1959
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Cardiologist

Summary

Bill Silberberg was a physician whose specialty was cardiology. For over 25 years he was associated with the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and was largely responsible for building its reputation as a leader in cardiology. After two years of specialist training in the United Kingdom he returned to Australia with the first electrocardiograph to be used in Australia. Silberberg was a founding Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and in 1954 was President of the Australasian Cardiac Society.

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Events

1906
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1907 - 1908
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
1909
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1909
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1915 - 1916
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Forces
1919 - 1925
Career position - Physician to Outpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1922 -
Career position - Physician, Children's Hospital, and Repatriation General Hospital, Caulfield
1925 -
Career position - Physician to Inpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1938
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1938 - 1944
Career position - Council Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1945
Life event - Retired from the Alfred Hospital
1945 - 1959
Career position - In consulting cardiology practice
1954
Career position - President, Australasian Cardiac Society

Published resources

Books

  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Fitts, Clive H., 'Montefiore David Silberberg', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1959, no. 2, 1959, pp. 864-6. Details

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