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Biographical entry Bolliger, Adolph (1897 - 1962)

8 October 1897
Zürich, Switzerland
22 October 1962
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Adolph Bolliger started studying at the University of Zürich in 1917 and was interrupted by military service with the Swiss Army. He studied at the University of Basle in 1917 and obtained his PhD in 1922. He migrated to the United States in 1923 after a brief stint with the chemical and dye industry in Germany. There he specialised in cardiovascular disease at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and was awarded a medal for his research by the American Medical Association in 1926. He accepted a post at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in 1928 and was appointed director of the Gordon Craig Research Laboratories at the University of Sydney. From 1938 Bolliger focused on the study of marsupials. He was appointed reader at the University of Sydney in 1955 and was awarded a Doctor of Science (D.Sc) for his research in chemical studies and observations on marsupials. He founded the Australian Mammal Society in 1958 and was awarded medals from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The Adolph Bolliger Award is presented for the best student presentation at an annual meeting of the Australian Mammal Society.



Education - PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1923 - 1928
Career position - Biochemist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
1928 - 1955?
Career position - Director, Gordon Craig Research Laboratories, University of Sydney
1933 - 1962
Career position - Member, Royal Society of New South Wales
Life event - Naturalised as an Australian citizen
Award - Rennie Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1945 - 1946
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
Career position - President, Section N, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
Award - H. G. Smith memorial Medal, Australian Chemical Institute
Education - DSc, University of Sydney
1958 - 1962
Career position - Founding Member, Australian mammal Society

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