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Biographical entry Gregg, Norman McAlister (1892 - 1966)

Born
7 March 1892
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Died
27 July 1966
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ophthalmologist

Summary

Norman Gregg was a Sydney ophthalmologist who discovered that rubella in a pregnant woman could cause blindness or deformity in her child.

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Events

1915
Education - MB ChM, University of Sydney
1915 - 1920
Career position - Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
1919
Award - Military Cross (MC)
1919 - 1922
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1923
Education - Diploma of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery
1923 - 1952
Career position - Honorary Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
1932
Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1939
Career position - President, Ophthalmological Society of New South Wales
1940 - 1951
Career position - Lecturer in Diseases of the Eye, University of Sydney
1944
Award - Shorney Prize, University of Adelaide
1944 - 1945
Career position - President, Ophthalmological Society of Australia
1946 - 1959
Career position - Vice-President, Board of Management, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney
1951
Award - Charles Mickle Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada
1951
Award - Norman McAlister Gregg Prize and Oration inaugurated by the Ophthalmological Society of Australia
1951
Award - James Cook Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1952
Award - Honorary DSc, University of Sydney
1952 - 1966?
Career position - Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital

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Books

  • McDonald, G. L., Roll of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Sydney: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1988), 332 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Lancaster, Paul A. L., 'The eyes have it: Norman McAlister Gregg and congenital rubella' in Rubella: essays in honour of the centenary of the birth of Sir Norman Gregg 1892 - 1966, Heagney, Brenda, ed. (Sydney: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1992), pp. 25-50. Details
  • Lancaster, Paul A.L., 'Gregg, Sir Norman McAlister (1892-1966), Ophthalmologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 235-327. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gregg-sir-norman-mcalister-10362. Details

Edited Books

  • Heagney, Brenda ed., Rubella: essays in honour of the centenary of the birth of Sir Norman Gregg 1892 - 1966 (Sydney: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1992), 64 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', The Lancet, 288 (7458) (1966), 347. Details
  • Anon, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 26 (1967), 5-7. Details
  • Burgess, M. A., 'Gregg's rubella legacy 1941 - 1991', Medical Journal of Australia, 155 (1991), 355-7. Details
  • Dods, Lorimer, 'Norman McAlister Gregg', Medical Journal of Australia, 1966 (2) (1966), 1166. Details
  • Gill, P., 'Gregg's Rubella Legacy 1941-1991', Medical Journal of Australia, 156 (2) (1992), 138-139. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Obituary: Norman McAlister Gregg', Australian Journal of Science, 29 (4) (1966), 104. Details

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See also

  • Hamilton, D. G., Hand in hand: the story of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (Sydney: John Ferguson, 1979), 338 pp. Details

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