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Wilkinson, John Francis (1864 - 1935)

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Born: 13 April 1864  Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 29 March 1935  Melbourne, Vaud.
John Francis Wilkinson had a medical practice in Melbourne from 1897. His particular interests were the fractional test meal and the opaque bismuth meal X-ray examination and he popularised the dietary treatment of peptic ulcer and diabetes. After seeing insulin used clinically in Canada in September 1922 he organised for it to be manufactured under licence by the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Melbourne. He was also Founder and first secretary of the Alpine Club; Wilkinson's Lookout is named after him.

Career Highlights

1885Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1886Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1887Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital
1888 - 1897Private practice in Bright, Victoria
1897 - Private practice in Melbourne
1897 - 1922Honorary Demonstrator and Lecturer in Clinincal Biochemistry at the University fo Melbourne
1899Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1903 - Honorary Physician at the Melbourne Hospital
1912President of the British Medical Association, Victorian branch


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 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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