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Corporate entry Baker Medical Research Institute (1926 - )

Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Medical Research and Education
Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181


The Baker Medical Research Institute can trace its history back to 1926, when qualified pharmacist Thomas Baker made a large donation to the Alfred Hospital to build a biochemistry laboratory. In 1975 the Institute began to focus solely on cardiovascular research. The Institute has affiliations with the Alfred Hospital and Monash University.

From their Web site, June 2002: "The Baker Medical Research Institute is well known internationally for its cardiovascular studies. More than 220 staff and students located within the Institute and at the Alfred Baker Medical Unit, carry out a broad-based research program."

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Published resources


  • Lowe, Thomas E., The Thomas Baker, Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Medical Research Institute: the First Fifty Years (Melbourne: Trustees of the Baker Medical Research Institute, 1977), 144 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Andrew, Rod and Barnett, Alf eds, In their day: the Baker Medical Research Institute memoirs of alumni (South Yarra (Vic.): Hyland House, 1992), 188 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Chalmers, John et al., 'Paul Ivan Korner 1925-2012', Historical Records of Australian Science, 24 (2013), 251-82. Details
  • Korner, Paul I., 'The Baker Medical Research Institute', Medical Journal of Australia, 143 (1985), 294-299. Details


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