The man we never knew : Carl de Gruchy, medical pioneer / Kerry J. Breen ; [foreword by] Mark Cook, Director of Department of Neurology and Professor of Medicine, Sir John Eccles Chair, University of Melbourne at St Vincent's Hospital.

By: Breen, Kerry John
Contributor(s): Cook, Mark [writer of foreword.]
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria : Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: ix, 230 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, 1 facsimile, portraits ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780734054784Other title: Carl de Gruchy, medical pioneerSubject(s): De Gruchy, Gordon Carl. 1923-1974 | University of Melbourne -- Faculty -- Biography | St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne, Vic.) -- Employees -- Biography | St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne, Vic.) -- Employees | Hematologists -- Victoria -- Biography | College teachers -- Victoria -- Biography | Hematology -- Research -- Victoria -- History | Physicians
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index.

“In this age of celebrity, it is all too easy to overlook our quiet achievers. But much of the excellent health care we take for granted today is the result of decades of work by laboratory researchers and clinicians whose name are unfamiliar to us. Carl de Gruchy (1922-1974) was such a figure: a man of science whose work in haematology (diseases of the blood) was internationally hailed in his lifetime. De Gruchy combined a brilliant analytical mind, devout Catholic faith and generous yet private personality with a love of art and travel. His career encompassed research, teaching, publishing and administration, and, as the University of Melbourne’s professor of medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, he also founded a pioneering clinic for the treatment of alcoholism. The Man We Never Knew tells the life story of one of Australia’s most significant and distinguished physicians.”--Back cover.

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