Agar, Wilfred Talbot (1910-2000)

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Physician; Physiologist
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Wilfred Agar migrated to Australia with his family in 1920. The family lived in one of the residential houses at the University of Melbourne where his father, Wilfred Eade Agar was appointed Professor of Zoology. After completing his secondary schooling at Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar, Wilfred Talbot Agar began a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University. By third year, he had converted to a medical degree and graduated in 1934. Agar's first job was at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) followed by an appointment as the first Nuffield Dominion Demonstrator in Physiology at the University of Oxford in the UK. When war broke out, Agar volunteered with the Royal Australian Military Corp and was appointed Officer Commanding a Field Transfusion Unit. In 1945 he returned to Australia and the University of Melbourne where he was Senior Lecturer then Reader in Physiology. One of his greatest finds was that some of the underground waters of Victoria's Western District contained toxic levels of magnesium salts. Wilfred Talbot Agar resigned from the University in 1966 and moved to the Western District where he died in 2000.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne)
  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Scientist at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Parkville, Victoria
  • Career position - Nuffield Dominion Demonstrator in Physiology at the University of Oxford, UK
  • Career position - Officer Commanding a Field Transfusion Unit with the Royal Australian Medical Corp in north-east India
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physiology at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Reader in Physiology at the University of Melbourne

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    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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