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Biographical entry Weekes, Hazel Claire (1903 - 1990)

Born
11 April 1903
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 June 1990
Warriewood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner and Zoologist

Summary

Hazel Weekes was a zoologist noted for her pioneering work on the placentation of viviparous reptiles and its possible relationship to that of mammals. Twice she was Macleay Fellow with the Linnean Society of New South Wales but found employment in the zoological field hard to find. After travelling in Europe to study music Weekes returned to Sydney and qualified in medicine. She practiced as a general practitioner and physician, for over 20 years at the Rachel Forster Hospital in Sydney. Although not a psychiatrist, her patients benefited from her methods, many of which were incorporated into the management of neuroses. Weeks wrote several successful books which were translated into 14 languages including Japanese.

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1926 -
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1927 - 1929
Career position - Macleay Fellow, Linnean Society of New South Wales
1930 -
Education - DSc, University of Sydney
1932 - 1934
Career position - Macleay Fellow, Linnean Society of New South Wales
1945 -
Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
1947 - 1955
Career position - Assistant Physician, Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney
1955 -
Education - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1955 - 1961
Career position - Physician, Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney
1962 -
Career position - Consulting Physician, Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney
1973 -
Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1978 -
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE

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