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Smyth, James Desmond (1917 - 1999)

Born: 1917  Dublin, Ireland.  Died: January 1999.
James Desmond Smyth was the foundation Professor of Zoology at the Australian National University in Canberra (1959-1971). Prior to that he was Chair in Zoology at Canberra University College (1958-1960). He was of the first scientists to take up the study of parasites and authored over 100 scientific journal articles and six books on the topic. His book Introduction to Animal Parasitology (1962) remained in continuous print for decades.

Career Highlights

1940Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Trinity College, Dublin
1948Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at trinity College
c. 1948 - c. 1954Lecturer in Zoology at universities in Leicester, Leeds and Dublin, UK
1955 - 1958Chair of Experimental Biology at Trinity College
1958Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Trinity College
1958 - 1960Chair in Zoology at Canberra University College
c. 1971 - c. Chair of Parasitology at Imperial College, London


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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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