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Biographical entry Worthley, Boyce Wilson (1917 - 1987)

Born
1 March 1917
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
31 March 1987
Glenelg North, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Boyce Worthley was a medical physicist who was a leader in radiation medicine in South Australia. As Head of the Physics Section of the South Australian Anti-Cancer Foundation he was at the forefront of the use of medical physics in cancer treatment and set up South Australia's first radiation protection and monitoring service. His most important work was establishing radiation dosimetry standards fundamental to radiotherapy which were used across Australia. Worthley was active in establishing profession bodies for medical physicists, becoming a Life Member of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine in 1985. The College also established the Bruce Worthley Prize in 1985.

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Events

1939
Education - BSc (hons), University of Adelaide
1941
Education - BA, University of Adelaide
1942 - ?
Career position - Physicist, Anti-Cancer Campaign Committee (later Anti-Cancer Foundation), University of Adelaide
1944
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1977 - 1982
Career position - Founding Member, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
1982 - 1985
Award - Fellow, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
1985 - 1987
Award - Life Member, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Nicholls, Ralph, 'Worthley, Boyce Wilson (1917-1987), Medical Physicist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, p. 635. Details

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