Florey, Howard Walter

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Florey, Howard Walter

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  • Sir (Lord) Florey of Adelaide FRCP Hon FRACP FRS

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1898 - 1968


Howard Walter Florey was born on 24 September 1898 in Malvern, South Australia. Florey was educated at the Universities of Adelaide (MB, BS 1921), Oxford (MA, BSc 1924) and Cambridge (PhD 1927). He was Lecturer, Special Pathology, Cambridge University 1927-1931; Professor, Pathology, University of Sheffield 1931-1935; Professor, Pathology, Oxford University 1935-1965. From 1947-1951, Florey was a member of the Academic Advisory Committee, Australian National University and adviser to the John Curtin School of Medical Research. He was appointed to Chancellor at the ANU from 1 August 1965 to 21 February 1968. In 1945, he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine (shared with Ernst Chain and Alexander Fleming). His fellowships and other awards include Fellow of the Royal Society (1941), first Australian President of the Royal Society (1960 – 1965), Life Peer (1965). Florey died on 21 February 1968 in Oxford, England.


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academic; medical researcher; nobel laureate; university administrator

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Australian National University (1946 -)

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1965 - 1968

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Academic Advisory Committee (1947 - 1951)

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1947 - 1951

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Member, Academic Advisory Committee

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Entered by Maggie Shapley on 26 February 2010; revised on 14 May 2012




Australian Dictionary of Biography Online - http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140202b.htm (accessed on 14 May 2012)
Australian Nobel Laureates - Howard Walter Florey - http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/exhib/nobel/florey.htm (accessed on 14 May 2012)
Encyclopedia of Australian Science, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P000415b.htm (accessed on 14 May 2012)

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