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Walker, Allan Seymour (1887 - 1958)

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Physician and Medical historian
Born: 19 June 1887  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 8 January 1958  Sydney, New South Wales.
Allan Seymour Walker was a physician with a particular interest in pathology and neurology. He served in a medical capacity in World War I and II and edited the medical series of Australia's involvement in World War II from 1945 -1956. When the Association of Physicians of Australasia became the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1938, he was honorary secretary and helped to set up an administrative system which formed a model for other professional associations. Walker worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in New South Wales for nearly forty years. Some of his many other medical posts include a consultant physician to St George in Canterbury, to the Western Suburbs and Parramatta district hospitals and physician and director of the Queen Victoria Homes for Consumptives.

Career Highlights

1910Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1911Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911 - 1912Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1913 - 1920General Practice in Parkes, New South Wales
1915 - 1918War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1920 - 1925Honorary Morbid Anatomist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1922Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1922 - 1927Private practice in Summer Hill, New South Wales
1922 - 1958Assistant Physician (to 1933), Physician (to 1945), and Consulting Physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1928 - 1938Demonstrator in Pathology at the University of Sydney
1937 - Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of Sydney
1939 - 1944War service with the Australian Imperial Force


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 28 August 2006

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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