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Biographical entry Pound, Charles Joseph (1866 - 1946)

29 May 1866
London, United Kingdom
25 September 1946
Yeronga, Birs, Queensland, Australia


Charles Pound was Queensland's first Government Bacteriologist. Trained in bacteriology and the manufacture of vaccines at King's College, London, and the Pasteur Institute, Paris, he was briefly employed with the New South Wales Department of Health before becoming Director of the Queensland Stock Institute. In his investigations into tick-borne diseases of cattle, Pound established an inoculation methodology still used world-wide. He was instrumental in persuading the Queensland Government to establish a diagnostic and research laboratory, the Bacteriological Institute. In 1899 he was appointed Queensland's first Government Bacteriologist. Pound also worked on the diagnosis of human and bovine tuberculosis, leprosy, plague and chicken cholera, in the process of which he sometimes fell foul of the medical establishment by proving them wrong.



1888 - 1892
Career position - principal assistant, bacteriology laboratory, King's College, London
Life event - Migrated to New South Wales
1892 - 1893
Career position - laboratory assistant, New South Wales Department of Health
1893 - 1899
Career position - Director, Queensland Stock Institute, Brisbane
1899 - 1932
Career position - Government Bacteriologist, Queensland Bacteriological Institute
1910 - 1932
Career position - Director, Yeerongpilly Stock Experiment Station, Queensland
Life event - Retired

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