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James Verney CABLE

MB ChB (NZ) 1932, MD (NZ) 1936, MRCP (Lond) 1936, MRACP 1952, FRACP 1958 (resigned 1963), BA history (Massey) 1981

Born Wellington 24 Mar 1908                     Died Dannevirke 15 Mar 2005

Verney Cable

Educated at Wellington College and at Waitaki Boys' High School

Awarded the Scott Memorial Medal in anatomy, the Christie Medal in applied anatomy, the Graduates' Association Medal in clinical medicine, the Batchelor Memorial Medal in obstetrics and gynaecology and the Marjorie McCallum medal.

Anatomy Demonstrator, Otago Medical School 1932

Locum HS, Masterton Hospital 1933

HS / HP, Wellington Hospital 1933 - 1934

Medical Registrar, Wellington Hospital 1935

HP, The City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Heart and Lungs, Victoria Park 1935 - 1937

HP, Redhill Hospital, Edgeware 1937

RMO, The National Heart Hospital, London 1938 - 1940

Medical Registrar, Dudley Road Municipal Hospital, Birmingham 1940

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Otago Medical School 1941 - 1942

WW2 service 1943 - 1946 with 2NZEF in 3 NZ Hospital, initially in Cairo, then in Italy

Resident Physician, Wellington Hospital 15/3/1946 - 1974

(He ceased to be 'resident' in 1957, though remained full-time)

Fulbright Lecturer in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital) for 6 months in 1954

Undertook the first cardiac catheterisation at Wellington Hospital on 14/12/1951

Performed the first haemodialysis in Australasia in 1958, and founded the Renal Unit at Wellington Hospital in 1964.

Physician, Silverstream Hospital 1974 - 1982

Medical Superintendent, Silverstream Hospital 1979

President, NZ Japan Society 1965 - 1968

photograph courtesy Wellington Hospital photographic archive

Obituary: NZMJ 2005 118:1505

Last updated 30 October 2016.