Claude Witherington Stump becomes Bosch Professor of Histology and Embryology in 1928

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In 1928, Claude Witherington Stump became the first Bosch Professor of Histology and Embryology. Born in Adelaide, Stump also travelled to Scotland and entered the Edinburgh Medical School in 1910. His studies were interrupted so that he could serve with the Scottish Red Cross Unit in the First Balkan War but he graduated in 1917 nonetheless and joined the Australian Defence Forces immediately. After the war, Stump was appointed Demonstrator in Anatomy at Edinburgh and he remained there until 1923 by which time he had been awarded doctorates in both Medicine and Science. Before coming to the University of Sydney, Stump did a brief stint at the University of Bangkok as the Professor of Anatomy for the Rockefeller Medical School. In 1925 he returned to Australia and took up an Associate Professorship in Anatomy at this University before being appointment the Bosch Professor of Anatomy in 1928. His association with both the Rockefeller Foundation and Bosch was beneficial for the Faculty and Stump was influential in securing the Rockefeller grant which enabled the building of the Blackburn Building, negotiations for which Stump had begun as early as 1929.[1]