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Biographical entry O'Sullivan, Timothy John (John) (1896 - 1957)

11 August 1896
24 November 1957
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


John O'Sullivan was one of Victoria's first radiologists, practicing in both radiodiagnosis and radiotherapy. In addition to his private practice, he was Honorary Radiologist at several of Melbourne's major hospitals. He was a foundation member of the Cancer Institute Board of Victoria. At the urging of O'Sullivan and several colleagues, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology (later Radiologists) was founded in 1935. O'Sullivan served as President 1948 - 1949. He was prominent in establishing radiological surveys as part of the campaign for the control of tuberculosis in Victoria.



Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1923 - 1925?
Career position - Registrar, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Education - Diploma in Medical Radiology and Electrology (DMRE), University of Cambridge
1928 -
Career position - Honorary Radiologist, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1928 - 1957
Career position - In private radiological practice, Melbourne
1934 -
Career position - Honorary Radiologist, Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne
1936 -
Career position - Member, Cancer Institute Board of Victoria
1938 - 1957
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1940 - 1945
Career position - Honorary Radiologist, Austin Hospital, Melbourne
1948 - 1949
Career position - President, Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology
Career position - Fellow, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)
Career position - President, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)

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

Journal Articles

  • O'Day, Kevin, 'John O'Sullivan', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1958, no. 1, 1958, pp. 758-60. Details

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