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Biographical entry Gandevia, Bryan Harle (1925 - )

5 April 1925
Victoria, Australia
Physician and Medical historian


Bryan Gandevia was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales from 1963. He has written widely on the history and bibliography of Australian health and welfare measures.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Bryan Harle Gandevia - Records, 1970 - 1990, MS 057; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Gandevia, B. H., The Melbourne Medical Students, 1862-1942 (Melbourne: Melbourne Medical Society, 1948). Details
  • Gandevia, B. H., An Annotated Bibliography of the History of Medicine in Australia (Sydney: Australasian Medical Publishing Co, 1957). Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan; Holster, Alison and Simpson, Sheila, An Annotated Bibliography of the History of Medicine and Health in Australia (Sydney: The Royal Australasia College of Physicians, 1984), 201 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gandevia, B., 'Medicine and Health' in Australians, a Guide to Sources, D. H. Borchardt and Victor Crittenden, eds (Broadway: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates, 1987), pp. 365-372. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Neild, James Edward (1824-1906), forensic pathologist, drama critic, medical ediotr and journalist' in Geological Survey, South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 5 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974), pp. 327-329. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Thomson, William (1819-1883), medical practitioner and epidemiologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn, ed., vol. 6 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1976), pp. 270-272. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, '"A-going for the greens"' in Plants and Man in Australia, Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M., eds (Sydney: Academic Press, 1981), pp. 256-65. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'The Sir Edward Stirling Memorial Lecture: Reflections of Stirling's Presidential Addresses, and on Medical Historiography in South Australia' in Occasional Papers on Medical History Australia, Harold Attwood; Frank Forster and Bryan Gandevia, eds (Parkville: Medical History Society, A.M.A. [Victoria Branch] and Medical History Unit, University of Melbourne, 1984), pp. 59-84. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Wettenhall, Roland Ravenscroft (1882-1965), Dermatologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 12 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1990), pp. 451-452. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan; McDonald, G. L., 'Walker, Allan Seymour (1887-1958), Physician and Medical Historian' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 12 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1990), pp. 355-356. Details
  • Heagney, Brenda; Gandevia, Bryan, 'James, Alexander Alexandrovich (1882-1976), Medical Practitioner' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 552-553. Details

Conference Papers

  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Australian Medico-Historical Bibliography and Bibliographies', in Medical Libraries - New Directions: Proceedings, Australian Medical Librarians' Conference (Melbourne: 1985), pp. 19-20.. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Medicine in the Local Newspaper: the Early Australian Gazettes', in New Countries and Old Medicine: Proceedings of an International Conference on the History of Medicine and Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994 edited by Linda Bryder and Derek Dow (Auckland: Pyramid Press, 1994), pp. 178-183.. Details

Edited Books

  • Gandevia, B. ed., Bibiliography of Australian Medicine & Health Services to 1950, 4 vols (Canberra: A.G.P.S., 1988). Details

Journal Articles

  • Gandevia, B. and Cobley, J., 'Mortality at Sydney Cove, 1788-1792', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 4 (1974), 111-25. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'A Review of Victoria's Early Medical Journals', Medical Journal of Australia (1952), 184-188. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'William Thomson and the History of the Contagonist Doctrine in Melbourne', Medical Journal of Australia (1953), 398-403. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'Land, Labour and Gold: the Medical Problems of Australia in the Nineteenth Century. The Jackson Lecture', Medical Journal of Australia (1960), 753-761. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'The Contribution of a Specialist Historian to Social History, with Special Reference to Occupational Health', Australia 1938-1988: Bicentennial History Project, 3 (1982), 15-17. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan, 'History: For Good or Ill?', Medical Journal of Australia, 161 (1) (1994), 5. Details
  • Gandevia, Bryan H., 'Natural History in Australia. A List of Historical Papers.', Victorian Naturalist, 73 (1956), 131-136. Details
  • Tovell, A. and Gandevia, B., 'Early Australian Medical Associations', Medical Journal of Australia (1962), 756-759. Details


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