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Biographical entry Hislop, James Gordon (1895 - 1972)

14 August 1895
Prahran, Victoria, Australia
4 May 1972
Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
Physician and Politician


James Gordon Hislop was a physician and politician. In 1920, he began his postgraduate study in England, at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester, Brompton Hospital and the Frimley Sanatorium. His interests were in tuberculosis and chest disease. In 1922, Hislop joined the Royal College of Physicians and became a fellow in 1949. Returning to Victoria in 1923, he worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was the medical superintendent at the Children's Hospital in Perth (1923-1927). In 1927, he began practising privately as a consultant physician. From 1929-1949, he was an honorary physician to in-patients at the Royal Perth Hospital. In 1938, he became a fellow at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, joining its State Committee from 1946-1966. From 1942-1946, he was an honorary director of emergency medical services, executive-officer and deputy chairman of the medical coordination committee for the Civil Defence Council of Western Australia. From 1950-1955, Hislop was an honorary physician at Fremantle Hospital. Hislop was governor (1963) and life governor (1966) of the Australian Postgraduate Federation in Medicine.

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