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Biographical entry McDonald, Charles George (1892 - 1970)

KBE, Kt

Born
25 March 1892
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Died
23 April 1970
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician and University Chancellor

Summary

Charles McDonald was a physician who for over 50 years was associated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney (RPA). His main interest was in tuberculosis, starting in WWI and continuing at the RPA TB clinic, and as adviser on tuberculosis to the Australian Red Cross Society and the Queen Victoria Homes for Consumptives. McDonald was appointed Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at University of Sydney in 1938 and continued his involvement with the University until his death. He served as Chancellor from 1964. He was a founding Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, serving in several executive positions including President 1954 - 1956.

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1916
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Prince Alfred Hospital
1916
Education - MB, University of Sydney
1917 - 1920
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Forces
1919 - 1928
Career position - In general practice at Randwick and Hurstville, Sydney
1920 - 1922
Career position - Assistant Editor, Medical Journal of Australia
1920 - 1933
Career position - Honorary Assistant Physician, Prince Alfred Hospital
1928 -
Career position - In private practice as consultant
1928
Education - ChM, University of Sydney
1930 - 1938
Career position - Member, Association of Physicians of Australasia
1933 - 1957?
Career position - Honorary Physician, Prince Alfred Hospital
1938
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1938 - 1952
Career position - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, University of Sydney
1938 - 1962
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1940 - 1943
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Forces
1942 - 1970
Career position - Member of Senate, University of Sydney
1944 - 1948
Career position - Honorary Secretary, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1946 - 1962
Career position - Member, New South Wales Medical Board
1948 - 1950
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1950 - 1954
Career position - Censor-in-Chief, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1953 - 1954
Career position - Deputy Chancellor, University of Sydney
1954 - 1956
Career position - President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1956
Award - Companion of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1956
Award - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
1957 - 1970
Career position - Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1959
Career position - Chairman, Australian Rheumatism Council
1960
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory (KCSG)
1962
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1963
Career position - President, First Australian Rheumatism Congress
1964 - 1970
Career position - Chancellor, University of Sydney
1964 - 1970
Career position - Member of the Board, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1970
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

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Published resources

Books

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

Book Sections

  • Haines, Gregory, 'McDonald, Sir Charles George (1892-1970), Physician and University Chancellor', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 189-191. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150228b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Ford, Edward, 'Charles George McDonald', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1970, no. 2, 1970, pp. 750-3. Details

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