Ford, Edward, (Sir) (1902-1986)

Also known as
Ford, Edward
Ford, Edward, (Kt, OBE) (1902-1986)
Ford, Edward (1902-1986)
Ford, Ted (1902-1986)
Field of activity
Physician; Medical historian; Professor Of Preventive Medicine
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Biographies

Sir Edward (Ted) Ford (1902-1986), physician and professor of preventive medicine, was born on 15 April 1902 at Bethanga, Victoria, son of Australian-born parents Edward John Knight Ford, arsenic man,...

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Ted Ford was a leader in the fields of preventive and tropical medicine. Between 1946 and 1968 he was Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney. During WWII he served in with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps in significant roles in the Middle East, New Guinea, and at Land Headquarters in Melbourne. While in New Guinea he was instrumental in the anti-malaria campaign for Australian forces in the South Pacific. After the war he was on the reserve list until 1964. Ford Was actively involved in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, being Vice-President 1970-1972, a member of several committees, and Curator of its library 1958-1986. He was a leading authority on the history of Australian medicine, the most notable of his contributions being his (1976).

  • Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Stewart Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Histology, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Lecturer, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Education - Diploma in Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Served with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Education - MD, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Education - Diploma in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Career position - Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Committee,
  • Career position - Member, Research Advisory Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Career position - Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Education - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Curator of the library, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
  • Career position - Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney
  • Life event - Retired
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
  • Award - Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Award - DLitt (Hon), University of Sydney
  • Award - Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    <p>Ted Ford was the Stewart Lecturer in Anatomy (1933) and a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Histology (1934 - 1936) at The University of Melbourne.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1930 - 1980)

    <p>Ted Ford held multiple positions at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine including Lecturer in 1937, before serving in the Second World War, and Director and Professor from 1956 - 1968.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Army Medical Corps (1902 - 1948)

    <p>Ted Ford served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps from 1940 to 1946.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1938 - )

    <p>Ted Ford became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1946, he served as Vice President between 1970 - 1972 and as Curator of the library from 1958 until 1986.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) The University of Sydney (1850 - )

    <p>Ted Ford held multiple positions at The University of Sydney in addition to his roles within its School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. These included, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (1953 - 1957), Acting Vice-Chancellor (1960 - 1961) and Emeritus Professor (1968 - 1986).</p>

Resources for Edward Ford

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Ford, Edward (Ted)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir Edward Ford (1902-1986)
    Haneman, Ben
    Published: 1999
    Series: Health and History, 1, 2/3, 209-212
  3. The Life and Influence of Joseph Bancroft, MD Bancroft Oration
    Ford, E.
    Published: 1961
    Series: The Medical Journal of Australia, 1, 153-170
  4. Campbell, Alfred Walter (1868-1937)
    Ford, Edward
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 541-542
  5. Cowlishaw, Leslie (1877-1943)
    Ford, Edward
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 127-128
  6. Redfern, William (1774-1833)
    Ford, Edward
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 368-371
  7. Mabel Josephine Mackerras
    Ford, Edward
    Published: 1972
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1972, 1, 604-6
  8. Bibliography of Australian medicine, 1790 - 1900
    Ford, Edward
    Published: Sydney University Press, Sydney, 1976
  9. Obituary: G.A.M. Heydon
    Backhouse, T. C. and Ford, Edward
    Published: 1963
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1963, 2(11), 465-467
  10. Obituary: Harvey Sutton
    Ford, Edward
    Published: 1964
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1964, 1, 496-9
  11. Neil Hamilton Fairley (1891 - 1966)
    Ford, Edward
    Published: Australasian Medical Publishing Company, Sydney, 1969
  12. Some early Australian medical publications
    Ford, Edward
    Published: 1972
    Series: Medical History, 16, 3, 205-25
  13. Australian malariology during World War II (part 3 of "Pioneers of Australian military malariology"
    Howie-Willis, Ian
    Published: 2017
    Series: Journal of Military and Veteran's History, 25, 2, 46-68
  14. Ford, Sir Edward (1902 - 1986), physician and professor of preventive medicine
    Tyquin, Michael B.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 400-1
  15. An unending war: the Australian Army's struggle against malaria 1885 - 2015
    Howie-Willis, Ian
    Published: Big Sky Publishing, Newport (N.S.W.), 2016
  16. Malaria: the Australian Experience, 1843-1991
    Spencer, Margaret
    Published: Australian College of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, 1994
  17. Ronald Harry Wharton 1923-83
    Sprent, J. F. A.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 293-301

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  1. The Sir Edward Ford bequest : a selection ; a preliminary short title catalogue / prepared by Peter Dobrovits
    Dobrovits, Peter
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 6 libraries
    The Sir Edward Ford bequest : a selection ; a preliminary short title catalogue / prepared by Peter Dobrovits
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  2. [Memorabilia collected by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
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  3. Curriculums vitae, references, notices of awards, honours, scholarships and appointments, 1929-1968 / by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
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  4. [Letters from Sir Edward Ford to B. H. Gandevia.] / By Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
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  5. Catalogue of books in the library of Sir Edward Ford, 1945? / by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
    [ Book : 1945 ]
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  6. Sir Edward Ford index cards used for compiling Bibliography of Australian medicine, 1790-1900
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1976 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Correspondence to and from Sir Edward Ford and Australian hospitals concerning their published histories / by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At RACP Library
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  8. Correspondence to and from Sir Edward Ford concerning material for his Bibliography of Australian Medicine, 1790-1900 / by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
    [ Book : 1952-1973 ]
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  9. [Memorabilia collected by Sir Edward Ford : Photographs, 3 entomological pen drawings, pencil set, miniature medals and transcript of radio programme for Hugh McCrae.] / by Sir Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
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  10. Edward Jenner and conquest of smallpox / by Edward Ford
    Ford, Edward, 1902-1986
    [ Book : 1949 ]
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  1. King family - papers, 1762, 1801-1807, 1817-ca 1870s
    King family
    [ Unpublished : 1870 ]
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  2. The Sir Edward Ford bequest : a selection ; a preliminary short title catalogue / prepared by Peter Dobrovits
    Dobrovits, Peter
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 6 libraries
    The Sir Edward Ford bequest : a selection ; a preliminary short title catalogue / prepared by Peter Dobrovits
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  3. Papers of Ida Florence Cantwell mainly relating to Sir Sidney Nolan; Sir William Dobell; Gerald Lewers and Margo Lewers; and Sir Edward Ford, 1927, 1935-1989
    Cantwell, Bill, 1899-1990
    [ Unpublished : 1989 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. [Staff of the University of Melbourne Medical School's Anatomy department]
    [ Photograph : 1936-1990 ]
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  5. Bill Cantwell - further papers, 1918-1990
    Cantwell, Bill, 1899-1990
    [ Unpublished : 1918-1990 ]
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