English, Peter Bede (1904-1984)

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Ophthalmologist; Army Medical Officer
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Peter Bede English (1904-1984), ophthalmologist and army medical officer, was born on 11 March 1904 at Goonengerry, near Lismore, New South Wales, youngest of nine children of James English, a New South...

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Peter English was an early pioneer of corneal transplants in Australia, the operation he preformed on a New Guinean soldier in 1945 with James McBride White receiving much publicity. He established an eye bank (1953) and a glaucoma unit (1956) at the Mater Misericordiae Public Hospital, South Brisbane: these were among the earliest such facilities in Australia. English was a long-serving member of the Council of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, being President 1955 - 1956.

  • Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
  • Education - Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Served with the Australian Army Medical Corps, Militia
  • Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Career position - President, Ophthalmological Society of Australia
  • Award - OBE in recognition of service to ophthalmology and medicine

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  1. English, Peter Bede
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Peter B. English
    English, Frank P. and English, Kevin P.
    Published: 1984
    Series: Australian Journal of Ophthalmology, 12, 3, 299-300
  3. Peter Bede English (1904-1984), ophthalmologist and army medical officer
    Wood, Ronald
    Published: 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17
  4. History of corneal transplantation in Australia
    Coster, Douglas J.
    Published: 2015
    Series: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmalogy, 43, 268-76

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