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Biographical entry Sear, Herbert Roy (1886 - 1962)

Born
16 February 1886
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
24 November 1962
Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Radiologist

Summary

Herbert Sear was a radiologist with an international reputation on the radiology of bone diseases and abnormalities of the skeleton. His early practice was in both radiotherapy and radiodiagnosis, but by the 1920s he was specialising in diagnosis. For over 40 years he was in private practice in Sydney, while also holding honorary positions in a number of Sydney's leading hospitals. He became Head of the Department of Radiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Sear played a key role in the foundation of the Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology in 1935 and was President of its successor, the College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand). On retiring he gave his large collection of slides of bone diseases to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. In 1968 his widow gave the College of Radiologists of Australasia an assemblage of journals, slides, notes and skiagrams, now known as the Herbert Roy Sear Collection.

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1910
Education - MB, University of Sydney
1911
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1912 - ?
Career position - Honorary Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
1912
Career position - Resident Radiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1913 - 1957
Career position - In private practice, Macquarie St Sydney
1914
Career position - Honorary Assistant Radiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney
1935
Career position - President, Section of Radiology, British Medical Association Congress, Hobart
1935
Career position - Founding Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology
1938
Career position - Founding Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1938
Education - Diploma in Radiation, University of Sydney
1939
Career position - Founding Fellow, Faculty of Radiologists of Great Britain
1939
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Orthopaedic Association
1949 - ?
Career position - Fellow, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)
1951 - 1952
Career position - President, College of Radiologists (Australian and New Zealand)
1957
Life event - Retired from active practice
1957 - 1962
Award - Life member, College of Radiologists of Australasia

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