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Biographical entry Ashworth, Phyllis (1902 - 1996)

21 April 1902
16 June 1996
Bacteriologist and Biochemist


Phyllis Ashworth was a foundation member of the Baker Institute staff, being appointed as the first biochemist and electrocardiographer in 1926, even before the first director (Dr W.J. Penfold) commenced his duties in 1927.


Foundation member, Baker Institute 1926, studying eclampsia. After leaving the Baker she served with distinction as a bacteriologist at the British Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital under Lord Stamp. Returned to Australia in 1940 and assigned to work in munitions (medical). After the war, she worked as a bacteriologist at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. President, Victorian Women Graduates 1961-62.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


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