Series 69 - Correspondence between Professor Porter, Director John Curtin School of Medical Research, and Lady Florey

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AU ANUA 69

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Correspondence between Professor Porter, Director John Curtin School of Medical Research, and Lady Florey

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  • 1980 - 1988 (Creation)

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0.1 m (1 type 2 box)

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(1948 -)

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The John Curtin School of Medical Research was established in 1948 through the combined efforts of Howard Florey (Australian Nobel Laureate) and Prime Minister John Curtin. Florey was the Academic Advisor for medical research at ANU from 1947 to 1957 on the invitation of the Interim Council of the University. He established professorial appointments for four departments: Biochemistry in 1948 headed by Professor Hugh Ennor, Medical Chemistry in 1949 headed by Professor Adrian Albert, Microbiology in 1949 headed by Professor Frank Fenner and Physiology in 1951 headed by Professor John Eccles, followed by the Experimental Pathology Group in 1954 with Professor George Mackaness at its head. Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine were awarded to Sir John Eccles in 1963, and Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel in 1996 for work carried out at the JCSMR.

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Two files of correspondence between Professor Robert Porter as Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Lady Florey about the Florey Lectures, 1984 exhibition and Memorial Fund. One additional folder of publications relating to Florey Memorial Fund and commemoration of centenary of his birth in September 1998.

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ANUA 3, Papers of the Florey Memorial Fund Committee
ANUA 11, Florey exhibition material

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 23 March 2007

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