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Biographical entry Murphy, Alexander Paterson (Alex) (1892 - 1976)

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Born
25 October 1892
Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia
Died
1 October 1976
Hamilton, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Cardiologist and Physician

Summary

Alex Murphy was a cardiologist and physician who in a long career associated with the Brisbane General and the Princess Alexandra Hospitals was renowned for his skill at diagnosis and teaching. Having been Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland he became the foundation Professor of Medicine in 1946. Murphy was active in professional associations, being President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and holding executive positions in the Queensland Branch of the British and Australian Medical Associations. For some years he served on the Commonwealth Government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

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1916
Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
1916 - 1917
Career position - Junior Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1917 - 1919
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Force
1919
Award - Military Cross (MC)
1919 - 1920
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1920 - 1928
Career position - In general practice in Brisbane
1920 - 1938
Career position - Visiting Physician, Brisbane General Hospital
1928 - 1976
Career position - Consultant Physician, Brisbane
1930 - 1938
Career position - Member, Association of Physicians of Australasia
1933
Career position - President, Queensland Branch, British Medical Association
1937 - 1946
Career position - Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland
1938 - 1957
Career position - Senior Visiting Physician, Brisbane General Hospital
1938 - 1962
Career position - Foundation Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1946 - 1950
Career position - Foundation Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland
1947
Education - MD, University of Sydney
1950
Career position - President, 7th Australasian Medical Congress
1952 - 1954
Career position - President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1953 - 1957
Career position - Cardiologist, Brisbane General Hospital
1954
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1954
Award - Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
1954
Award - Delivered the Bancroft Oration, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association
1955
Award - Delivered the Listerian Oration, South Australian Branch, British Medical Association
1957 - 1962
Career position - Visiting Consultant in cardiology and medicine, South Brisbane Hospital
1958
Award - Honorary DSc, University of Tasmania
1962
Life event - Retired
1962 - 1976
Career position - Honorary Consultant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
1964
Award - Elected Fellow, Australian Medical Association
1967
Award - MD honoris causa, University of Queensland
1969
Career position - Vice-President, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Mcleod, G.R.C., 'Murphy, Sir Alexander Paterson (1892-1976), Physician and Cardiologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 444-445. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150515b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Alexander Paterson Murphy', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1977, no. 1, 1977, p. 263. Details

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