George Frederick Vernon 'Eric' ANSON

MA Hons (Camb) 1912, MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) 1916, DA RCP (Lond) & RCS (Eng) 1935, FFARCS (Eng) 1949, FFARACS 1952 (foundation fellow), R H Orton Medallion FARACS 1969

Born Wellington 22/11/1892                          Died Auckland 5/6/1969

Eric AnsonEducated at Wanganui Collegiate, Trinity College Cambridge, St Thomas's Hospital, London

WW1 service with the RN; brief repatriation leave to NZ before returning to England

Anaesthetist, Birmingham Hospital 1919 - 1920

Senior Anaesthetist, Birmingham Children's Hospital 1921

Visiting Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1921 - 1940

(the first specialist anaesthetist in NZ)

WW2 service with NZMC 8/1940 - 8/1945, mainly in Egypt, where he was SMO Maadi Camp

Director of Anaesthesia, Auckland Hospital Board 1946 - 31/12/1957.

Involved with the setting up of the Greenlane Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit.

First President NZ Society of Anaesthetists 1948 - 1953

photograph courtesy War History collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Obituary: NZMJ 1969 70:128

Last updated 29 October 2016.