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Ashworth, Phyllis (1902 - 1996)

Bacteriologist and Biochemist
Born: 21 April 1902.  Died: 16 June 1996.
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.

Career Highlights
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.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 30 April 2003

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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