Gordon, Douglas, 1911-1993

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Gordon, Douglas, 1911-1993

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Douglas Gordon was born on April 19, 1911 and graduated from the University of Queensland's Faculty of Medicine in June 1942. During WWII, he served as a Medical Officer to RAAF airfield construction squadrons in the Dutch East Indies. After the war, he spent 10 years as head of Industrial Hygiene in the Queensland State Health Dept, before becoming the first full-time professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1957. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1962 to 1967. He published extensively, both in the areas of social and preventive medicine and in medical history. He retired in 1976 and died in October 1993.


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Revised, Linda Justo, 12-May-2020




Marion Mackenzie, 'Gordon, Douglas (1911–1993)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed online 12 May 2020.

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Request #RSref142785 sent to LA to complete dates of existence; have added the LA identify number in anticipation of LA adding this, Linda Justo, 12-May-2020

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