Brief pofile of James Campbell
by Warwick Torrens

Player:JA Campbell

DateLine: 6th March 2008


James Argyll CAMPBELL was born on 30 March 1884 in Brisbane (1884/B032288 - Son of Jane SIME and James Colin CAMPBELL); he died on 20 April 1944 at Hampstead, London, England. He played in the Brisbane Grammar School First XI from 1900 to 1902. He later gained a cricket blue at University of Edinburgh from 1910 to 1912; and represented Singapore and Straits Settlements from 1914 to 1919. His years as a student at the Brisbane Grammar School was from 1898 to 1902. He then had a brilliant undergraduate career at Edinburgh University, qualifying in 1909. He was assistant to Sir E Schafer, Professor of Physiology at Edinburgh University from 1911 to 1913, in this time gaining his M.D. and D.Sc. In 1913 he moved to Singapore to take up the position of Professor of Physiology at University of Singapore, remaining to 1922. In 1921 Sir Leonard Hill invited Campbell to join him in the Department of Applied Physiology at National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), at that time located in Hampstead, London. Hill wrote of Campbell that he was "On 31st March 1944 Dr Campbell retired from the service of the Council on reaching the age of 60. His activity during the last year of his appointment had been much restricted by ill-health, and he died a few weeks after his retirement. ... he will be chiefly remembered for a large volume of work on problems of anoxia ... and for his experiments on the role of dusts in the causation of cancer of the lung".


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