Bishop, Peter Orlebar

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Bishop, Peter Orlebar

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1917 - 2012


Peter Orlebar Bishop was born on 14 June 1917 at Tamworth, New South Wales. Bishop was Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Sydney 1951-54; Reader in Physiology 1954-55, Professor of Physiology and Head of Department of Physiology 1955-67. From 1967-82 Bishop was Professor and Head of Department of Physiology, at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. Bishop retired at the end of 1982, though for two years after his retirement he worked as a visiting fellow in the Australian National University's Research School of Biological Sciences.


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academic; physiologist; researcher; university administrator

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Entered from deposit description on 15 August 2011; revised on 19 March 2013




Encyclopedia of Australian Science, (accessed on 15 August 2011)
Larry R Squire, The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography, pp. 80-108, (accessed on 8 May 2012)

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