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Autobiography

In 1972, Ross wrote the following autobiographical summary. For much more detail, see the Biography.

  1. ASHBY, WILLIAM ROSS
  2. Born: 6 Sept. 1903
  3.     London, England
  4. Educated: Edinburgh Academy, Scotland, 1917-21.
  5.     Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England, 1921-
  6.     St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, 1924.
  7. Degrees: B.A. Cambridge 1924
  8.     Diploma in Psychological Medicine, 1930.
  9.     M.A., M.D. Cambridge, 1935.
  10.     F.R.C. Psychiatry 1971.
  11. Appointments:
  12.     1930-36, Clinical Psychiatrist, London County Council.
  13.     1936-47, Research Pathologist, St. Andrews Hospital, Northampton, England.
  14.     1945-47, (Military Service) Major, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  15.     1947-59, Director of Research, Barnwood House Hospital, Gloucester, England.
  16.     1959-60, Director, Burden Neurological, Institute, Bristol.
  17.     1961-70, Professor, Depts of Biophysics and Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.
    Distinctions:
  18.     1932: Bronze Medal, Royal Medico-Psychological Association.
  19.     1948: Burlingham Prize, Royal Medico-Psychological Association.
  20.     1955-6: Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences, Stanford.
  21.     1964-5: Fellow, J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
  22.     1964-5: Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bristol, England.
  23.     1970-1: Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wales, Cardiff.
  24.     1970-... Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois.
    Societies:
  25.     World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics. (Chairman of Council, 1970-)
  26.     International Association of Cybernetics, (Member of Council, 1959-...)
  27.     Society for General Systems Research (President 1963-
  28.     International Centre for Neurocybernetics (Member of Committee, 1969-...)
  29.     Royal Society of Medicine.
  30.     American Society of Medicine.
  31.     Sigma Xi
  32.     Royal Medico-Psychological Association.
  33.     British Psychological Society.
  34.     Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (U.S.A.)
         - Professorial Group on System Theory and Cybernetics.
  35.     Society for Neuroscience.
  36.     Society for Bio-Feedback.
  37.     British Medical Association.
  38.     AAAS
    Other activities:
        Editor-in-Chief: Soc. Gen. Syst. Research.
    Editorial Boards of
  39.     International Journal of Biomedical Computing.
  40.     International Journal of Neuro Science.
  41.     Transactions IEEE, Professorial Group on Systems Theory and Cybernetics.
  42.     International Journal of Systems Science.
    Consultant
  43.     Cybernetics Research Institute (Kafaffian.)
        Institute of Psychophysical Research (Joy, Oxford.)

Below are the original pages. Ross was not well when he wrote this, this appears to be reflected in his handwriting and mistakes.

Page 1 of an autobiographical list.
Page 2 of an autobiographical list.

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