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Colin Richmond CLIMIE

MB ChB (NZ) 1948, FFARCS (Eng) 1957, FFARACS 1960

Born Carterton 16/12/1923

Colin Climie

Educated at Wellington College

HS / HP, Wellington Hospital 1948 - 1949

Anaesthetic Registrar, Wellington Hospital 1950

General practice in partnership with Erin Griffin from 1951, and in 1956, they were joined by Haydon Gray

Visiting Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1951 - 1956

Known as 'Dick' to his NZ colleagues

Postgraduate training in England 1956 - 1958. Short-term appointments at a number of London Hospitals, including a spell as Registrar, Hammersmith Hospital.

On his return to NZ, brought back skills in epidural anaesthesia, and pioneered its use in obstetrics.

Full-time Specialist Anaesthetist, National Women's Hospital, Auckland 1958 - 1963

Director of Anaesthesia, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, Sydney 1963 - 1984

Visiting Anaesthetist at various Auckland Hospitals, mainly North Shore Hospital, 1984 - 1990

photograph courtesy Colin Climie
Last updated 30 October 2016.