Harris, Lawrence Herschel (1871-1920)

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Harris, Lawrence Herschel Levi (1871-1920)
Levi, Lawrence Herschel (1871-1920)
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Radiologist
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Lawrence Herschel Levi Harris (1871-1920), radiologist, was born on 8 December 1871 at Kensington, London, son of Bernard Levi, merchant, and his wife Elizabeth, née Harris. Brought to Australia as...

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Herschel Harris arrived in Sydney, Australia when only an infant. He went on to study medicine and became a world-renowned expert in radiography. In c.1896 Harris set up Sydney Hospital's first X-ray Unit and pioneered the use of X-rays to heal keloid scars. He also established specialized training for sisters, wrote at least twenty-eight papers on radiology, and worked as an honorary radiologist at many Sydney hospitals. During World War I, Herchel Harris enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to France and Greece.

  • Education - Enrolled in Arts at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Transferred to Medicine at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) & Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Sydney Hospital
  • Career position - Founder of the X-ray Unit at Sydney Hospital
  • Career position - Senior Resident at Sydney Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Skiagrapher, then Radiographer at the Sydney Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Radiographer at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
  • Career position - Honorary Radiographer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Career position - Captain and Radiologist at the Australian Voluntary Hospital in Wimereux, France
  • Career position - Major with the 3rd Australian General Hospital in Lemnos, Greece

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  1. Harris, Lawrence Herschel Levi (Herschel)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Harris, Lawrence Herschel Levi (1871-1920), Radiologist
    Rutland, Suzanne D.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 211-212

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