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Dr William Wyatt

Dr William Wyatt (1804-1886) – surgeon, administrator, landowner, public servant and philanthropist – was a man of many parts, with surgery not featuring highly in his achievements, although he is reported to have performed the first amputation of a leg in the young Colony of South Australia. He is the

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James Estcourt Hughes

  MB BS(Adel) MS (Adel) FRACS Emeritus Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital   Dr Estcourt Hughes, well known as a surgeon and medical historian, died in Adelaide on 17 February, 1996, at the good age of ninety one years. Sir Henry Simpson Newland was his surgical hero throughout his life. After

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Irene Mary Kennedy OBE, FCNA

Irene Mary Kennedy, Superintendent of Nurses, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1966 – 1973 (retirement) Irene Kennedy was raised in Adelaide, South Australia. Her nursing career started at the Adelaide Hospital in 1933. The following paragraphs are taken from the from eulogy at the Memorial Service For Irene Kennedy, Royal Adelaide Hospital

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Joan Durdin

AM RN BA(Hons)(Adel) FRCNA(Hon) D Univ(Flind) Nurse Educator (retired) ‘ Dr Joan Durdin was born in Adelaide in 1922 and was educated at the Methodist Ladies College. After completing her general nursing training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) in 1945 she gained further certificates in infectious diseases nursing, midwifery,

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Hamilton D’Arcy Sutherland

CBE MB MS(Adel) FRCS(Eng) FRACS FACS(Hon) Emeritus Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital   Dr Sutherland was born in Adelaide (1913), educated at St Peter’s College (1923-31) and at the University of Adelaide. He was Resident Medical Officer, (Royal) Adelaide Hospital (1938). He travelled to England, achieved his primary fellowship and

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Sir Joseph Cooke Verco

This  Biography circa 1988, author is unknown.  This is one of many biographies on Sir Verco, artefacts, research and biography copies available from the Heritage Office archives. A Biography of Sir Joseph Cooke Verco Joseph Cooke VERCO (1854-1933), physician and conchologist, was born at Fullarton, South Australia on 1 August 1851. He was

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Dr Charles Trevor Turner

Dr Charles Trevor Turner (Major AMC AIF) completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide on 16 December 1914.   Dr Turner left Australia for the front during World War I. Throughout his service in the Australian Imperial Forces, Captain Charles Trevor Turner treated

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Lucy Compson Daw

Lucy Compson Daw was born in Mount Barker, South Australia on 18 July, 1883, the eldest daughter of Clara Elizabeth Daw (nee Mackenzie) and Alfred Compson Daw. She came from a pioneering family background which included her grandfather John Wickham Daw, who arrived in South Australia in 1838. Daws Road

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