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Burton Gyrth Burton-Bradley

Burton Gyrth Burton-Bradley, Australian psychiatrist, author. Decorated officer Order of British Empire, knight by Queen Elizabeth II; recipient Benjamin Rush bronze medal American Psychiatric Association, 1974.

Background

  • Burton-Bradley, Burton Gyrth was born on November 18, 1914 in Sydney, Australia. Son of Godfrey and Ruby Malvina (Drayton) B.-Burton-Bradley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Sydney, 1946. Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1963, diploma in Anthropology, 1964. Diploma in Psychological Medicine, University Melbourne, 1956.

      Doctor of Medicine University New South Wales, 1969. Medical officer Australian military mission to Germany, 1949-1950, Psychiatric Services, Queensland, 1951-1957. Psychiatrist Colombo Plan, Singapore, 1957-1958.

      Lecturer psychological medicine University Malaya, 1957-1959. Chief, mental health Department Public Health, Papua New Guinea, 1959-1975. Consultant psychiatrist Government of Papua New Guinea, since 1975.

      Professor psychiatry University Papua New Guinea, since 1978. Rockefeller-World Health Organization visiting scholar Villa Serbollini, Lake Como, Italy, 1979. Special lecturer 3d science meeting Pacific Rim College Psychiatrists, Tokyo, 1986.

      Wenner-Gren Foundation research fellow in psychological anthropology, 1970. Advisory in ethnopsychiatry S. Pacific Commission, since 1967. Member expert advisory panel on mental health World Health Organization, since 1978, advisor, Solomon Islands, 1979.

      Member Constitutional Advisory Committee on Power of Mercy, since 1977. M.D. external examiner department tropical medicine University Sydney, Australia. Doctor of Philosophy. external examiner department psychiatry Madurai University, India.

    Career

    • Doctor of Medicine University New South Wales, 1969. Chief, mental health Department Public Health, Papua New Guinea, 1959-1975. Professor psychiatry University Papua New Guinea, since 1978.

      M.D. external examiner department tropical medicine University Sydney, Australia. Editor: The History of Medicine in Papua New Guinea, 1990.

    Works

    • Author: South Pacific Ethnopsychiatry, 1967, Mixed-Race Society in Port Moresby, 1968, Psychiatry and the Law in the Developing Country, 1970, Longlong, 1973, Stone Age Crisis, 1975. Editor: The History of Medicine in Papua New Guinea, 1990. Also numerous articles.

    Membership

    Fellow Royal College Psychiatrists, International College Psychosomatic Medicine (vice president since 1977), American Anthropological Association, Pacific Rim College Psychiatrists, Organisation Internationale de Psychophysiologie. Member Papua New Guinea Psychiatric Association, (president since 1979), World Association Social Psychiatry, Society International de Nuevas Ciencias de la Conducta (honorary), Society International D'Historie de la Society Française Médecine Légale (Papua New Guinea delegate 1985), International Biographical Center (advisory council Cambridge since 1989).

    Connections

    • Married Ingeborg Roeser, October 7, 1950 (deceased).
    • father: Godfrey B.-Burton-Bradley
    • mother: Ruby Malvina (Drayton) B.-Burton-Bradley
    • spouse: Ingeborg Roeser
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    Born November 18, 1914
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