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Erin Michael George GRIFFIN  OBE

MB ChB (NZ) 1929, MFARACS 1952, FFARACS 1954

Born 12 Aug 1903                           Died Auckland 21/10/ Oct 1984

Erin Griffin

Educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland

HS, Wanganui Hospital 1930

Then set up in general practice in Taranaki

Superintendent, Opunake Hospital

Moved to Wellington in 1937 to take over a general practice, which he ran until his retirement in 1975

He combined general practice with a large component of both obstetrics and anaesthesia.

Visiting Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1938 - 1975

Visiting Anaesthetist, Calvary Hospital, the Home of Compassion and other private hospitals in Wellington

Postgraduate study in 1950 at Johns Hopkins Hopsital, Baltimore, where he held the position of Anaesthetist. On his return, he was one of the first to introduce epidural block in NZ

Honorary Member, NZ Society of Anaesthetists 1983

photograph courtesy NZMJ

Obituary: NZMJ 1985 98:118

Last updated 29 October 2016.