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Biographical entry Duhig, James Vincent (1889 - 1963)

22 November 1889
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
14 April 1963
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Physician and Pathologist


James Duhig was an eminent pathologist who was heavily involved in the development of the profession in Australia, especially in Queensland. He established the first pathology laboratories at the Master Misericordiae and Brisbane General Hospitals, was founder of the Red Cross Blood Bank in Queensland and became president of the Association of Clinical Pathologists. Duhig was also a key instigator in the establishment of the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland and the formation of the College of Pathologists of Australia. He was made an honorary member of the later and was the first professor of pathology at former.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1917 - 1919
Career position - Medical Officer with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in Europe
April 1919 - July 1919
Education - Postgraduate work (four months) at King's College Hospital, London
Career position - Pathology laboratories established at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital
1920 - c. 1937
Career position - Pathologist at Wickham Terrace
Career position - Pathology laboratories established in the Brisbane General Hospital
1938 - 1947
Career position - Inaugural Professor of Pathology at the University of Queensland

Published resources


  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940 (St Lucia: University of Queensland Library, 1987), 180 pp. Details

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See also

  • Dahlitz, Ray, Secular who's who : a biographical directory of freethinkers, secularists, rationalists, humanists and others involved in Australia's secular movement from 1850 onwards (Balwyn, Victoria: R. Dahlitz, 1994), 192 pp. p.93. Details

McCarthy, G.J.