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Wunderly, Harry Wyatt (1892 - 1971)

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Medical administrator
Born: 30 May 1892  Camberwell, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 14 April 1971  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
(Sir) Harry Wyatt Wunderly was a medical practitioner and public-health administrator who was a specialist in tuberculosis. Working for the South Australian he developed ways to control the spread of the disease by improving milk supply standards along with implementing early diagnosis techniques and notification. Wunderly was instrumental in the development of new X-ray machines capable of screening people on mass. In 1947 he became the first director of tuberculosis in the Commonwealth Department of Health in Canberra. As part of this role Wunderly saw a new national tuberculosis control program introduced as well as free medical, hospital and follow-up care for those with active tuberculosis.

Career Highlights

1915Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1924 - 1925Visited England and Switzerland in study methods of treating tuberculosis
1924 - 1942?Practiced in Adelaide as a Consultant Physician specialising in tuberculosis
1927Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1938Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1942 - 1947Served with the Australian Army Medical Corps at the 116th Australian General Hospital, the 106th Australian General Hospital and the 115th Military Hospital
1947 - 1957?Director of Tuberculosis in the Commonwealth Department of Health in Canberra
1952Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
1952Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
1954Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1959 - 1961President of the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis in Australia


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 8 August 2006

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