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Cherry, Thomas (1861 - 1945)

Prof., MD MS
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Bacteriologist and Agricultural scientist
Born: 27 October 1861  Gisborne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 27 May 1945.

Thomas Cherry was appointed lecturer in bacteriology 1901, and was the first Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne 1911 - 1916. Cherry was awarded the John Grice Research Fellow in cancer at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and at the Veterinary Research Institute, Melbourne 1921 - 1934.

Career Highlights

Born Gisborne, Victoria, 27 October 1861. Died Melbourne, 27 May 1945. Educated University of Melbourne (MB 1889, MD 1892, MS 1894), Kings's College, London and University of Aberdeen (pathology and bacteriology). Worked in his father's joinery workshop 1877-84; senior house surgeon, Melbourne Hospital 1890; overseas study 1891; assistant lecturer and demonstrator in pathology, University of Melbourne 1892-93; bacteriological work in Europe 1894; bacteriological service to doctors and hospitals, Melbourne 1895-99; lecturer in bacteriology, University of Melbourne 1900-05; acting registrar of the university 1901-02; director of agriculture 1905-10; professor of agriculture, University of Melbourne 1911-16; Australian Army Medical Corps 1916-18; John Grice Cancer Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1921-29, John Grice Cancer Research Fellow, Veterinary Research Institute, University of Melbourne 1930-34; Cancer Causation Research Committee from 1934. Portrait by Aileen Dent presented to the University of Melbourne 1944.

Online Resources

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 5 September 2001
Modified: 21 November 2001

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/inquiries.html#comment
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Updated: 16 November 2009

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