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The forgotten successes and sacrifices of Charles Kellaway, director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1923–1944

Peter G Hobbins and Kenneth D Winkel
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 645-648.
  • Peter G Hobbins1
  • Kenneth D Winkel2

  • 1 Medical Humanities Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: peter_hobbins@bigpond.com

Acknowledgements: 

The authors thank Associate Professor Alison Bashford from the History Department at the University of Sydney for her guidance throughout the thesis research on which this article is based, and Professor Sir Gustav Nossal for advice and encouragement. We also thank all three of Charles Kellaway’s sons and several of his former colleagues, who assisted with interviews and other correspondence. The Australian Venom Research Unit gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing and the History of the University unit at the University of Melbourne. We also thank Ross Macfarlane, archive curator at the Wellcome Trust Library, London, and Dr Margaret Brumby, formerly the WEHI’s general manager, for their assistance and access to unpublished documents and archive materials. Finally, we thank Brad Allan at the WEHI for permission to reproduce photographs of Charles Kellaway.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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