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Aaron, Kurt 

Born: 22/2/1909
Died: 23/8/1986

Dr Kurt Aaron was born in Hamburg in 1909 and died in Brisbane in 1986. After receiving his secondary schooling at the Helmholz Ober-Real Schule in Frankfurt, he attended universities in Munich and Cologne and graduated MD University of Frankfurt in 1935, completing his clinical undergraduate studie more

Abbie, Andrew Arthur 

Born: 8/2/1905
Died: 22/7/1976

Andrew Abbie was born in Kent UK of Scottish Huguenot descent, the son of the first engineer officer in the Royal Navy to be commissioned from below deck. When his father retired the family moved briefly to New Zealand, his mother's birthplace, and then to New South Wales where he attended the Unive more

Abbott, George David 

Born: 15/8/1939
Died: 10/8/2006

Associate Professor George Abbott, who died after a short illness with lung cancer, was recognised on both sides of the Tasman as one of the most respected paediatricians of his generation. George was born in Lahore and moved with his family to Christchurch after the partition of India. He gradua more

Abrahams, Derek Gordon 

Born: 29/8/1918
Died: 16/7/1981

Derek Abrahams was born at St Neots, Huntingdonshire, was educated at Bedford School and Caius College Cambridge and completed his medical studies at St George's Hospital, London. He was born into a distinguished family, which no doubt influenced his future life. It is always difficult following in more

Abrahams, Ellis William 

Born: 7/5/1918
Died: 5/5/2003

Ellis Abrahams was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, in 1918. His father, William Francis Abrahams, was a schoolmaster and his mother was Annabel Clarinda, née Ellis. Ellis had three sisters. He married Mary Jean Hoy in London on 27 May 1947 while both were studying for their higher degrees. She eventu more

Adams, Henry Cyril 

Born: 21/11/1876
Died: 8/12/1956

Henry Cyril (`Bill') Adams served in the Australian Army Medical Corps during World War I from 1916 to 1918, with the rank of major. He was appointed honorary physician to Sydney Hospital in 1920 and remained in that post until he reached retiring age at the end of 1936 when he was made an honorar more

Adams, John Lewis 

Born: 17/10/1917
Died: 18/4/2009

John Lewis Adams, son of Robert Tasman Adams, barrister and solicitor, and Hilda Mary (nee Cooper), registered nurse and hospital proprietor, was born at home in Pahiatua. He had four siblings. He married Gwendoline Lucy Harkness, a nurse, and they had three children; John Dickson Adams, consulta more

Adey, Charles William 

Born: 10/12/1894
Died: 3/1/1950

Charles Adey entered the laboratories division of the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories at Point Pirie on 16 May 1927 as a medical officer. The appointment was confirmed in December 1927 (effective from 13 June 1927) and his duties were extended by his appointment as a quarantine officer at the same t more

Adey, John Kellerman 

Born: 26/12/1887
Died: 2/8/1959

John Kellerman Adey, affectionately known as `JK' was born at Taunton,Somerset, England, the son of Captain Charles Adey. Arriving in Australia when he was fourteen years old, he was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and proceeded to the University of Melbourne, graduating in medicine in 1909 at more

Agar, John McDonald 

Born: 3/7/1912
Died: 8/3/1978

John Agar was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Australia in 1920 when his father was appointed Professor of Zoology in the University of Melbourne. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and commenced a combined science and medical course at the University of Melbourne. He was a resident i more

Aiken, Melville Huia 

Born: 25/1/1902
Died: 29/12/1999

Melville Aiken was born in Palmerston North. His parents were Frederick Parkes Aiken, an accountant and his wife Grace Elizabeth née Morton. Melville was educated at Hamilton High School and Otago University, graduating in 1927. He was a house surgeon at Wellington Hospital 1927-29 and had furth more

Aiken, Robert Stevenson 

Born: 16/4/1901
Died: 10/4/1997

The death of Sir Robert Aitken brought to a close the life of one of the College’s most distinguished Fellows and one of New Zealand’s greatest medical graduates. Robert Aitken was born in Wyndham, Otago, where his father James Aitken was a Presbyterian Minister who later became Moderator of th more

Aitken, Sydney Graham 

Born: 19/5/1915
Died: 14/11/1975

Graham Aitken qualified at Otago on the eve of the Second World War, and served with the New Zealand forces in the Pacific. He was regarded as a brilliant student, though something of a loner and for some years it was not generally known which direction his career might follow. After the war he ga more

Aitken, William 

Born: 5/6/1892
Died: 4/12/1958

After an upbringing on a Central Otago sheep run, `Peter' Aitken, as his friends knew him, was educated at Otago Boys' High School and Otago University qualifying at the outbreak of the First World War. Almost immediately he enlisted and served with distinction in Egypt and at Gallipoli very soon af more

Akeroyd, John Finch 

Born: 17/12/1909
Died: 17/12/1982

John Akeroyd was born in Melbourne the son of Joseph, school inspector (later Inspector General of Penal Establishments), and Ethel Caroline Finch, school teacher. He was educated at Bendigo and Melbourne High School where he was an honours student. He graduated in medicine from the University of Me more

Alberry, Gordon Walker Fabian 

Born: 9/11/1900
Died: 11/9/1980

Gordon Walker Fabian Alberry was born in November 1900 and graduated Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery from the University of Melbourne in 1931. After a residency at the Launceston General Hospital he was appointed as a Flying Doctor at Cloncurry which was the original Flying Doctor Base more

Alexander, James Martin 

Born: 6/12/1917
Died: -/-/1951

Born in West Linton, Scotland, James Martin Alexander studied medicine at University of Glasgow. After graduating in September 1941 he held house physician posts at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow and at EMS Hospital, Gleneagles, Perthshire until November 1942. After two months in gene more

Alexander, John Murray 

Born: 17/5/1913
Died: 7/11/2002

John Murray Alexander was born in Sydney in 1913 and graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1937. He spent several years in residency at Sydney Hospital. He moved to Crown Street Obstetric Hospital then to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (RAHC) at Camperdown where his li more

Allan, Donald Young 

Born: 6/2/1907
Died: 20/8/1999

Donald Allan was born in Otago in 1907 of Scottish settler stock. His father, Joseph Allan, farmed on the Taieri Plains near Dunedin. His mother was Emily Salmond, a daughter of William Salmond who came from North Shields to lecture at the recently founded Presbyterian Theological College: subseq more

Allen, Ivan McDonald 

Born: 10/11/1895
Died: 31/7/1962

Ivan McDonald Allen was New Zealand's first neurologist. He was born the eldest of six children of William James Allen, a farmer, and Elizabeth Pollock in Onehunga, Auckland in 1895, received his secondary education at Auckland Grammar School and proceeded then as a national scholar first to univers more

Allen, Murree 

Born: 2/5/1911
Died: 13/8/1956

My association with Murree Allen began in 1949 in Newcastle when we were both in general practice and although in opposition, we established a bond of friendship until his untimely death at the age of forty-five. He represented the end of an era when general practice was the stepping stone to consul more

Allen, Raymund Asher Milton 

Born: 20/5/1893
Died: 5/2/1950

Born in Sydney in 1893, Ray Allen originally studied science at Sydney University but left in August 1914 to join the Army at the outbreak of war. He served as an officer in 30 Bn in the Middle East and later in France where he was mentioned in dispatches and received the Military Cross. Seriously w more

Allen, Stuart Douglas 

Born: 4/2/1900
Died: 11/8/1979

Stuart Douglas Allen was born in Sydney in February 1900. His father was William John Allen, horticulturist, and his mother Annie Douglas Robertson whose father William Whitehead Robertson was an importer. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and graduated MB ChM from the University of Sydney in more

Alpers, John Henry 

Born: 3/4/1936
Died: 2/11/2007

John Henry (known as Jack) Alpers was born at Mannum South Australia. He was tall, slim, athletic and cheerful all his life. He died of leukemia at his home in Glen Osmond, South Australia. He received a Membership of the Order of Australia in 2002 in recognition of his contributions to teaching and more

Amos, Bernard John 

Born: 5/4/1935
Died: 9/5/2005

Bernard John Amos (known as Bernie) was the only child of Bernard Hunter and Nelly Grace Amos (nee Shannon.) He was a charismatic, larger-than-life man, who succeeded brilliantly at almost everything he did. Born in Townsville, where his father was a bank manager, he was schooled in the public syste more

Anderson, Alexander Leslie 

Born: 8/7/1919
Died: 3/1/1971

Alex Anderson was born in the Western District town of Warrnambool, Victoria, the younger son of LW and Mrs Anderson. The family moved to a property near Berwick, where Alex went to the local school, and then to Scotch College, Melbourne, for his secondary education, where he took the prize in Briti more

Anderson, Charlotte Morrison 

Born: 12/3/1915
Died: 15/4/2002

Professor Emeritus Charlotte M Anderson was an international pioneer in the field of paediatric gastroenterology, which brought together her skills in science and medicine. During her childhood she was fascinated by the workings of the body and wanted to become a doctor. However, after she comple more

Anderson, Douglas Joseph 

Born: 6/11/1907
Died: 30/11/1970

In the early hours of a winter morning in 1930 I was summoned to Sydney Hospital to attend a man with a perforated duodenal ulcer. The RMO concerned was Douglas Anderson. Over coffee after the operation we had a good talk about surgery, chess, humour and books; we soon found that Herrick was one of more

Anderson, John Hubback 

Born: 20/8/1883
Died: 4/11/1950

`Jock' Anderson was born in Urana, New South Wales, where his father was a general practitioner. He was educated at Longford Grammar School, Tasmania, and University of Melbourne where he rowed for Ormond College. After graduation he was a demonstrator in the University department of anatomy and in more

Anderson, Kevin Francis 

Born: 4/4/1925
Died: 4/7/1973

Kevin Anderson graduated in medicine from Guy's Hospital Medical School where he was awarded the Golding Bird scholarship and gold medal in bacteriology. After service with the RAF at the Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine, he held positions as senior lecturer in bacteriology at Guy's Hosp more

Anderson, Phyllis Margery 

Born: 13/1/1901
Died: 28/11/1957

Phyllis Anderson, the only child of a respected general practitioner and his wife, was born in Sydney. After attending the Methodist Ladies' College, Burwood, she entered the faculty of medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1925. She then worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Chil more

Anderson, Stanley Turtle 

Born: 29/6/1937
Died: 17/4/2008

Stanley Turtle Anderson was born in Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, NSW. His parents had migrated from Northern Ireland. His father, John, was a businessman in electrical goods and his mother was Joyce (nee Carson). Stanley was the second of six children. Stan attended Canterbury Boys High School and more

Anderson Stuart, Bouverie Primrose 

Born: 9/1/1899
Died: 7/6/1993

Bouverie Anderson Stuart, popularly known as "Andy", was born in Sydney as one of twin boys but he had one older and one younger brother as well. He lived a long and interesting life until his death at 94 years. His father, Sir Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart, was a prominent figure in the medical wor more

Andrew, Richard Roderick 

Born: 25/2/1911
Died: 12/2/1994

Richard Roderick (Rod) Andrew was born in Perth Western Australia, son of Frank Carl Frederic Andrew, an otolaryngologoist and Jemima Andrew nee Urquhart. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School and graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1935. During the following three years more

Angove, Roger Clare 

Born: 27/3/1915
Died: 19/7/1998

Roger Angove was a member of the well-known South Australian winemaking family. His early childhood was quite disrupted. His father, Edward Laurence Angove, was sadly killed in action in France in August 1918 when Roger was only three years old. The grief of a young war widow (née Dorothy Clare) more

Antico, Vincent Francis 

Born: 12/11/1950
Died: 19/10/1995

The medical community was stunned and saddened by the untimely death of Dr Vince Antico on 19 October 1995 at the age of 44 years. Vince was the youngest of three brothers and proud of his Italian ancestry. He went to school at Waverley College in Sydney, graduated in Medicine from the University more

Anyon, Charles Peter 

Born: 17/2/1927
Died: 23/8/2003

Peter Anyon was born in Wellington and educated at Wellington College before attending the Otago University Medical School where he completed the degree of B Med Sci during his undergraduate years. This was an indication of his life-long interest in medical research and his skeptical nature that alw more

Apthorp, John 

Born: 21/2/1926
Died: 23/11/2009

John Apthorp was born in Hamilton to Edward and Violet Apthorp. His father was Music Teacher at Southwell School. On 25 August 1951 he married Phyllis Mary Willcocks, an English nurse who had emigrated to NZ. During the course of a 58 year marriage they had 6 children: Paul, Christopher, Timothy, more

Archdall, Mervyn 

Born: 31/8/1884
Died: 6/9/1957

Mervyn Archdall was born in Balmain, NSW, in 1884, the son of an Irish father and a German mother. His father, the Reverend (later Canon) Mervyn Archdall, who came from the south of Ireland, was a Cambridge graduate and a Hebrew, Greek and Latin scholar. His mother, to whom he always referred as `my more

Archibald, Geoffrey Carter 

Born: 22/9/1944
Died: 2/5/1978

Geoffrey Archibald was the only son of George and Margorie Archibald of Nelson. He was educated at Nelson College and Otago University. Following his graduation and two years as house surgeon at Christchurch Hospital he spent a further two years there as a registrar, first in medicine and then in de more

Arden, Felix Wilfrid 

Born: 20/4/1910
Died: 16/5/2002

Felix Wilfrid Arden was born on 20th April 1910, in Singapore, then a British Colony within the Straits Settlements. His father was Stanley Arden, a rubber planter and horticulturalist. Felix Arden's mother, Winifred Arden, was from a Quaker family and was a devout Christian throughout her life. more

Armati, Roy Edgar 

Born: 18/2/1913
Died: 11/4/1967

Roy Armati was born in Mackay in Queensland, one of two sons of Percy Armati who was a pharmacist in the town. Both sons became doctors. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1936 with first-class honours. During 1937 and 1938, he held residency positions at Royal Prince Alfre more

Armour, John Norman 

Born: 3/11/1912
Died: 14/11/1989

Dr John Norman Armour was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, of Scottish ancestry on 3 November 1912. He attended Southland Boys' High School and did his medical training in Dunedin, qualifying MB ChB in 1939. He was a house-surgeon at Palmerston North Hospital during 1939 and 1940 where he met Grac more

Armstrong, Dengate Robert 

Born: 4/8/1920
Died: 4/4/1986

Dengate Robert Armstrong died suddenly at his home at Whangarei Heads on 4 April 1986. Born into a family of English working class immigrants on 4 August 1920 in Drouin Victoria he inherited the life-long pacifism of his father. He attended Palmerston North Primary and Boys' High, before entering Ot more

Arnold, Barbara Joan 

Born: 29/3/1926
Died: 23/7/1995

Barbara Arnold was born in Sydney in 1926, daughter of Roy Frederick Arnold, a dental surgeon, and Linda Gertrude (née Mocatta). I am indebted to her stepmother, Olive, for the following details. Her father was a mature age student who went to Sydney University after his first marriage. He gradu more

Arnott, Desmond William Holme 

Born: 4/8/1902
Died: 31/5/1982

Dr Arnott was born in Wyalong New South Wales in 1902 and educated at Goulburn High School. He then attended the University of Sydney as a student of St Andrew's College. He graduated MB ChM in 1925. He represented Australia against New Zealand in hockey in 1923 and captained the University hockey t more

Attwood, Harold Dallas 

Born: 1/7/1928
Died: 8/6/2005

Harold Attwood was a distinguished pathologist, teacher and medical historian whose leadership in the field of medical history was of special significance. Harold Dallas Attwood was born in Scotland in 1928 and died in Melbourne on 8 June 2005. His son, Alan Attwood, wrote in his obituary of Haro more

Audeau, Fuad Michael 

Born: 1/11/1933
Died: 25/2/2002

Fuad Michael Audeau was born in Baghdad, Iraq. His father, Michael, a civil servant and his mother, Miriam (nee Hakim) had a total of seven children. He attended The Sacred Heart Primary School and then Baghdad College, a Jesuit High School. Qualifying in medicine from the University of Baghdad in more