Charles George Lambie becomes the first Bosch Professor of Medicine in 1930

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In 1930, Charles George Lambie was appointed as the first Bosch Professor of Medicine. Lambie was born in Trinidad in 1891 and attended school in Scotland. He studied medicine in Edinburgh, graduating in 1914. After a year as Resident Physician in the Royal Infirmary he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps serving in Mesopotamia, India and France. Lambie then returned to Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Pharmacology. In 1921 he undertook research at the University of Toronto, where Frederick Banting and Charles Best had just produced insulin. When he returned to Edinburgh in 1922, Lambie became the first person in Europe to use it for the treatment of diabetic patients. He published scientific papers on insulin, diabetes, and kidney function.[1] In 1927 Lambie was awarded his MD thesis. He was Assistant Physician at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Lecturer in Medicine until he came to the University of Sydney. Lambie attended his first meeting in the Faculty at the end of 1930 but was not officially appointed Bosch Professor of Medicine until January 1931. Here, he worked with colleague Professor Harold Dew and completely recast the fledgling six-year curriculum, the basic form of which remained unchanged until 1973.[1] Lambie was affectionately called the 'Wee Mon' by his pupils.[1] His most renowned work was Clinical Diagnostic Methods written in 1947 with Dr Jean Armytage[1] which was used by generations of medical students.