Pitney, William Robert (1921-1986)

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Pitney, William Robert, (AO) (1921-1986)
Field of activity
Haematologist; Medical Educator
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William Robert Pitney (1921-1986), haematologist and medical educator, was born on 2 December 1921 at West Ealing, London, fourth child of Thomas George Pitney, motor-body builder, and his Irish wife...

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William Pitney was one of Australia's pioneer haematologists. His research included the identification of Haemophilia B, work on B12 and folate metabolism, and the development of a thromboplastin-generation screening test that remained a standard diagnostic procedure for decades. He was particularly interested in the haematological side-effects of therapeutic agents. In the 1960s Pitney was involved in devising significant projects in tropical anaemia and splenomegaly in Papua New Guinea. In 1970 he was appointed to the foundation Chair of Medicine at St George Hospital, Sydney, and built it into a significant teaching hospital in association with the University of New South Wales. Pitney played an active role in the founding of the Haematology Society of Australia, the (Royal) College of Pathologists of Australia, and the Australian and New Zealand Lymphoma Group.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia with his family
  • Education - MB BS, university of Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Served with the Royal Australian Air Force
  • Career position - Pathology Registrar, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Education - MD, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Career position - Registrar and Research Assistant, Haematology Department, Royal Postgraduate Medical School of London, Hammersmith Hospital, London
  • Career position - Research scientist, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Lecturer (part-time), Haematology Department, Royal Postgraduate Medical School of London, Hammersmith Hospital, London
  • Career position - Foundation Member, College of Pathologists of Australia
  • Career position - Haematologist, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
  • Career position - Fellow, College of Pathologists of Australia
  • Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Career position - Foundation Member, Haematology Society of Australia
  • Career position - Haematologist, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney
  • Career position - Council Member, Haematology Society of Australia
  • Career position - Associate Professor of Pathology (Haematology), University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Member, Board of Censors, (Royal) College of Pathologists of Australia
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Board,
  • Career position - Joint Secretary-General, 11th Congress, International Society of Haematology and International Society of Blood Transfusion, Sydney
  • Career position - Reader in Haematology and Honorary Director, Wellcome Research Laboratory, Royal Postgraduate Medical School of London, Hammersmith Hospital, London
  • Career position - Charter Member, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • Career position - Foundation Chair of Medicine, St George Hospital, Sydney
  • Career position - Chief examiner in Haematology, Royal College of Pathologists of Australia
  • Career position - Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to medicine, particularly in the field of haematology
  • Life event - Retired
  • Award - Hon. MD, University of New South Wales

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  1. Pitney, William Robert (Bob)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. William Robert Pitney
    Schonell, Malcolm
    Published: 1987
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 146, 386
  3. William Robert Pitney, 1921 - 1986
    Gunz, F. W.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Pathology, 19, 4, 433-4
  4. Pitney, William Robert (1921-1986), Haematologist and Medical Educator
    Carmody, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 18, 289-90

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on William Robert Pitney, haematologist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  1. Royal Australasian College of Physicians Library (1938-)
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  1. MAGISTRATES' COURT, KAPUNDA. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3. [Before Messrs. John Small, Wm. Lewis, and Robert Cameron,, justices.]
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  2. LICENSING COURT. FRIDAY, 25th OCTOBER, 1918. (Before Messrs Robert Barr (chairman), James Lock and Thos. Graham)
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    ... —TRELOAR.—On the 7th January, at Holy Trinity Church, Mackay, by the Rev. Canon Edwards, William Charlton ... . Duesbury, William Charles, eldest son of John Overland, Boggo-road, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James ... 755 words
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  1. Obituary: William Robert Pitney, 1921-1986
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  1. NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim upon the estate of WILLIAM ROBERT PITNEY, late
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 May 1987 [Issue No.89] p 2631

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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 29 June 1972 [Issue No.53] p 25

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