Born Carterton 16/12/1923 Died Hobart, Australia 30 Jul 2013
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