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Steel, Thomas Heron (1912 - 2000)

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Born: 7 March 1912.  Died: 13 December 2000.
Thomas Heron Steel was a thoracic specialist who helped to almost totally eradicate tuberculosis from Victoria. After returning from war service, he joined the Alfred Hospital in 1946 retiring in 1983. Steel greatly improved the doctor training and patient treatment at the hospital where he was appointed to the board of management (1975) and Vice-President of the board of directors. In 1956 he was appointed director of the Melbourne Medical Postgraduate Committee, retiring in 1969. Steel also worked as a Medical Officer for the AMP Society until 1985

Career Highlights

1935Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1936 - 1937Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1938Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Children’s Hospital
1939 - 1940Medical Officer at the Austin Hospital
1940 - Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (MRACP)
1940 - 1946War Service with the Australian Army Medical Corp
1946Honorary outpatients physician at the Alfred Hospital
1947Nuffield Fellowship postgraduate training in London
1948 - c. 1983Physician at the Alfred Hospital, consultant to the Repatriation General Hospital in Heidelberg and consultant to Heatherton Sanatorium
1948 - 1990sPrivate practice
1953 - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1968Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 4 October 2006
Modified: 10 October 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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