Professor Emeritus Henry Atkinson on turning 100

Monday, August 20, 2012


Professor Emeritus Henry Atkinson celebrated his 100th birthday today and said his longevity might just be due to work. An article published in today's The Age says...

'Despite turning 100 today, the former surgeon, academic and historian continues to work one day a week at Melbourne University's dental museum. His employment there as an honorary curator is a two-way deal. The university gets the benefit of his rare, encyclopaedic knowledge of old dental instruments, while he enjoys cataloguing them to share with students and others.'

Read more of the article here.