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Sydney Selwyn

microbiology educator

Sydney Selwyn, British microbiology educator. award, 1970. Fellow Royal College Pathologists (honorary archivist), Institute Biology, Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine (honorary, president); member Osler.

Background

Selwyn, Sydney was born on November 7, 1934 in Leeds, England. Son of Louis and Ruth (Skibben) Selwyn.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Edinburgh University, 1958, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, 1959, Doctor of Medicine, 1966.

Career

Resident physician Edinburgh City Hospital, 1959-1960. Research fellow medical microbiology Edinburgh University, 1957-1958, lecturer clinical bacteriology, 1962-1966. Professor bacteriology Baroda University, India, 1966-1967.

Medical consultant World Health Organization, Southeast Asia Region, 1966-1967. Reader medical microbiology London University, 1967-1979, professor Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, since 1979. Consultant microbiologist Westminster Hospital, London, since 1967, Charing Cross Hospital, since 1983.

Advisory smallpox British Department Health, 1970-1980. Carnegie Trust fellow, 1960, National Polio Fund fellow, 1961-1962. Recipient Wellcome Trust medal and prize, 1964.

Peel Medical Research award, 1970.

Works

  • Author: The Beta-lactam Antibiotics: Penicillins and Cephalosporins in Perspective, 1980. Editor conference proceedings. Contributor chapters to medical books, articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Royal College Pathologists (honorary archivist), Institute Biology, Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine (honorary, president). Member Osler.

Connections

Married Flora Schmerling, July 14, 1957. Children: Alan, Miriam, Barry, Jonathan.

father:
Louis Selwyn

mother:
Ruth (Skibben) Selwyn

spouse:
Flora Schmerling

children:
Alan Selwyn

Miriam Selwyn

Barry Selwyn

Jonathan Selwyn