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Ferguson, Eustace William (1884 - 1927)

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Pathologist and Entomologist
Born: 24 October 1884  Invercargill, New Zealand.  Died: 18 July 1927  Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia.
Eustace William Ferguson was principal microbiologist for the New South Wales Department of Health from 1920. He was also a noted entomologist who specialised in the study and distribution of Australian insects capable of spreading disease (especially fleas, ticks, biting flies and mosquitoes). Ferguson published many scientific articles on subjects such as diphtheria, dengue fever and medical entomology and parasitology. Eustace Ferguson was a member of many professional bodies including the Royal Society of New South Wales, the Royal Society of South Australia, the Royal Institute of Tropical Medicine (London), the Great Barrier Reef Committee and an associate member of the National Research Council.

Career Highlights

1894Migrated to Australia (Sydney) with family
1908 - Member of the Linnean Society
1908Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1908 - 1910Junior Medical Officer and Pathologist at Sydney Hospital
1909Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1911Private practice with Dr Walton Smith
1912Medical Officer at Rydalmere Hospital for the Insane
1913 - 1915Assistant Microbiologist at the Department of Public Health in New South Wales
1915 - 1916Captain with the Australian Army Medical Corps at the No. 10 Australian General Hospital in London and the No. 1 Australian Auxilliary Hospital in Harefield
1917No.3 Australian General Hospital in France and Egypt
1918 - 1919Major and Head of the ANZAC Field Laboratory (7-8 month post) in Palestine
1919 - Returned to Sydney and the Department of Public Health
1920Prinicpal Microbiologist at the Department of Public Health
1922 - 1923President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
1926Diploma in Public Health completed at the University of Sydney
1926 - 1927President of the Linnean Society


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 31 May 2005

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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