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Clark, Graeme Milbourne (1935 - )

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Museum Victoria
[Repository details]
Title:Graeme Milbourne Clark - Records
Date Range:1968 - 1990
Description:A large collection of records dealing with the development of the Bionic Ear and covering general administration 1970-89; funding 1969-89; the Hearing Prothesis Project 1973-89; records of the companies Nucleus and Cochlear 1975-89; the USA Food and Drug Administration 1980-89; conferences, promotional material and advertising 1970-89; press cuttings and 'Feature Articles' 1977-84; research and development 1971-86; protocol books 1971-85; personal notebooks 1980-81; patents 1975-89; theses and reprints 1986-7; surgical techniques and developments 1979-86; patient case histories and Ethics Committee records 1949-82; overseas patient evaluation 1980-86; photographs and slides 1970s-80s; films, videos and audiotapes 1970s-80s; histological slides; circuit diagrams; prototypes; the Children's Clinical Program 1986; the Australian Bionic Ear and Hearing Research Institute 1984-88; the Human Communications Research Centre [388 files and about 4m of other records].
Formats:Artwork, Audio, Digital, Film, Objects, Photographs and Video.
Quantity:388 files (4 m)
Access:Available for reference
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National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
[Repository details]
Title:Interview with Prof. Graeme Clarke, Director of Bionic Ear Institute and Laureate Professor of Otolaryngology [sound recording] / interviewer, Diana Giese
Reference:TRC 4897
Date Range:3 October 2002
Description:3 digital audio tapes (c. 195 min.). Prof. Clark reflects on how with a team of people based at the University of Melbourne, he pioneered the development of the bionic ear for children and adults. In 1970 he was appointed Foundation Prof. Of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne. In 1978, after many biological and engineering breakthroughs, Prof. Clark implanted the first multiple-electrode bionic ear in the world. After furrther useful clinical trials in 1985 the bionic ear became the first multiple-channel cochlear implant to be approved by the Federal Drugs Administration (FDA) in the United States. In 1985 Prof. Clark implanted the first multiple-electronic bionic ear in a child. In 1985 Prof. Clark founded the Bionic Ear Institute (East Melbourne). He also established the first university training in audiology in Australia, and was instrumental in setting up the Australian Deafness Council. After a world-wide trail, in 1990 the use of the ear was approved by the FDA for children two years of age and above.
Access:Written permission required for public use and for personal copies during the lifetime of the interviewee
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Private hands (Clark, G.M.)
Title:Graeme Milbourne Clark - Records
Date Range:1970 - 1988
Description:Correspondence (c100 items); reports (c100 items); meeting records (c100 items); diaries (c10 items); research notes (c50 files); publication records (c100 items); conference records (c100 records); lecture notes (c50 items); newspaper cuttings (c10 files); photographs (c1000 items); circuit diagrams (c100 items); overall dates 1970-88.
Quantity:3000 items
Access:Contact Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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