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Wright, Hedley Duncan (1891 - 1942)

Born: 1891  Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia.  Died: 1942.
Hedley Duncan Wright was the first Bosch Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Sydney 1930-35. His departure to the Chair of Bacteriology in Liverpool is said to have been precipitated by his returning from a holiday to find that all his experimental animals had been slaughtered in the interests of economy. He was educated at the universities of Tasmania (BA) and Edinburgh (MB, ChB, MD, DSc).

Career Highlights

c. 1913Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Tasmania
1916Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland
1916 - 1918War service with Red Cross and the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First Balkan War
1918 - 1930Researcher at University College, London
1930 - 1935First Bosch Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Sydney
1935 - Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Liverpool, UK


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 25 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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