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Frederick Cossom Hollows (–), ophthalmologist, was born on 9 April at Dunedin, New Zealand, second of four sons of Joseph Alfred Hollows. Hollows, Frederick Cossum (Fred) – Biographical entry – Encyclopedia of Australian Science, Bright Sparcs is a biographical, bibliographical. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand Fred had originally studied to become a minister of religion; but during a summer holiday job at a mental health.

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Bipgraphy way that Fred helped others is why he is known to Australians. The cause of his death was metastatic renal cancer primarily affecting his lungs and brain. DunedinNew Zealand.

Diagnosed with metastatic renal cancer inHollows died on 10 February in his home at Randwick.

Fred Hollows

He then did post-graduate work in Wales before moving in to Australia, where he became associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Winners of the Australian of the Year Award. The family lived in Dunedin for the first seven years of his life.

He was the middle child, with three brothers: By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. In he was appointed AC; he was promoted to professor the following year. Hollows was originally a New Zealand citizen. Hollows died in SydneyAustralia in at the age of I handed my pack over and saw his legs buckle slightly at the knees.

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The next year Hollows began a medical degree in Dunedin, New Zealand and in specialized in ophthalmology. To contain the disease, Hollows argued that promiscuity needed to be addressed.

Archived 3 November at the Wayback Machine. Colin, John and Maurice. The philanthropic doctor breathed his last on 10 February, Pictures of Fred Biograhpy Image Credit.

His talent in science meant that he was offered a place in the medicine faculty at university. After fighting a long battle with renal cancer he succumbed to death as the disease affected his lungs and brain.

Biography – Frederick Cossom (Fred) Hollows – Australian Dictionary of Biography

As a child he loved going to church with his family. They got hollws after ten years of courtship. In the Royal Australian Mint released a one-dollar coin bearing his portrait. He believed that everyone should be provided with the same quality of healthcare, and was appalled by the number of children that were unnecessarily going blind.

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To know more about his childhood, career, profile and timeline read on. The Fred Hollows Foundation. February 10 He recognised that most blindness disorders biogrpahy these countries were due to the lack of basic medical treatment, and therefore preventable. I know this for a fact. Charles Horace Mayo American. Don 19 April at This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Site navigation Home About Search Browse.

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

He established the Fred Hollows Foundation in to continue the strategies he had developed: He was to later become interested in ophthalmology, moving to the United Kingdom to develop his speciality. Biograhy the high price of surgery and replacement lenses the intraocular lens meant treatment was not an option for most people. Hollows became interested in ophthalmology during terms as a hospital resident in Wellington —56Aucklandand Tauranga —