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Biographical entry Wilhelm, Donald Lancelot (1919 - 1977)

20 August 1919
Woodside, South Australia, Australia
24 July 1977
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Donald Wilhelm was a pathologist whose research into acute inflammatory response made him one of the leading authorities in the field. After specialising in pathology at hospitals and research institutes in Adelaide and London, he was appointed foundation Professor of Pathology at the University of New South Wales in 1960. In addition he was responsible for the pathology departments at the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney, and consultant pathologist to several other hospitals. Wilhelm was a member of a number of advisory committees, including the Medical Advisory Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council. In 1969 he became the inaugural President of the Australian Society for Experimental Pathology. For some years he was Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science and Pathology.



Education - MB BS, University of Adelaide
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Adelaide Hospital
1944 - 1946
Career position - Served with the 2/13 Australian Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps
1947 - 1949
Career position - Demonstrator in Pathology, University of Adelaide
1949- -
Career position - Lecturer in Pathology, University of Adelaide
1950 - 1951
Career position - Pathologist, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide
Education - MD, University of Adelaide
1951 - 1952
Career position - Research Assistant, Department of Morbid Anatomy, University College Hospital, London
1952 - 1960
Career position - Research Officer, Department of Experimental Pathology, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London
1960 - 1977
Career position - Foundation Professor of Pathology, University of New South Wales
1964 - 1972
Career position - Director, Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
1969 - 1971
Career position - Inaugural President, Australian Society for Experimental Pathology
Award - Elected Life Governor, Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

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