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Biographical entry Holman, William Prout (1899 - 1972)

Born
16 September 1899
Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
Died
12 August 1972
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Radiologist

Summary

William Holman was the first radiological specialist in Tasmania and was instrumental in promoting and improving radiotherapy practice in that state. He played a key role in the foundation and administration of the Tasmanian Cancer Institute. In 1952 he moved to Melbourne and for 12 years was Medical Director of the Cancer Institute Board of Victoria. From the 1930s Holman was in the forefront of using new techniques to treat breast cancer and continued to search for alternatives to surgical mastectomy. His work in this area attracted international attention. At the urging of Holman and several colleagues, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology (later Radiologists) was founded in 1935.

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Events

1923
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1924
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
1925 - 1928
Career position - Honorary radiologist, St Margaret's Hospital, Launceston
1928 - 1952
Career position - Radiologist (part-time), St Margaret's Hospital, Launceston
1935
Career position - Founding Member, Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology
1938
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1939
Career position - President, Tasmanian Branch, British Medical Association
1939
Career position - Elected Fellow, Faculty of Radiologists, London
1949
Career position - Fellow, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)
1950
Career position - President, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)
1952 - 1954
Career position - Assistant Medical Director, Cancer Institute Board of Victoria
1954 - 1966
Career position - Medical Director, Cancer Institute Board of Victoria

Published resources

Books

  • Launceston General Hosptial Historical Committee, Historical Figures and Their Impact on Medicine in Launceston: Dr F. Drake, Miss J. Milne and Dr W.P. Holman: Papers and Proceedings, Historical Seminar, 14 October 2012, Launceston General Hospital Historical Committee, Launceston, 2012, 97 pp. Details
  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1988, 332 pp. Details

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