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Biographical entry Ainslie, James Percival (1899 - 1973)

Born
14 August 1899
South Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
14 January 1973
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Neurosurgeon and Surgeon

Summary

James Ainslie was a renowned surgeon who specialised in neurosurgery. He completed his studies at Melbourne University with first class honours and was subsequently appointed to a number of increasingly senior positions at the Melbourne Hospital between 1923 and 1926.

Between 1929 and 1959 Ainslie held positions at Royal Perth Hospital. He was particularly involved in the establishment of the Department of Neurosurgery there and served as its director for 8 years (1951-1959).

During World War II Ainslie undertook full-time duties at the 110th Australian General Hospital at Hollywood, Perth.

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1923
Career position - Appointed Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital
1923
Education - Awarded Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with first-class honours (University of Melbourne)
1924
Career position - Appointed Registrar, Melbourne Hospital
1924
Education - Awarded Doctor of Medicine with first-class honours (University of Melbourne)
1925 - 1926
Career position - Appointed Medical Superintendent, Melbourne Hospital
1927
Career position - Became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (United Kingdom)
1927
Education - Completed Post-graduate studies in London, institution unknown.
1928 - 1951
Career position - Appointed Honorary Assistant Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital
1929
Career position - Became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1929 - 1945?
Career position - Served with the Australian Army Medical Corps Reserve. Full-time duties during WWII, stationed with the 110th Australian General Hospital at Hollywood, Perth
1948
Career position - Involved in establishing the Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Perth Hospital
1948
Education - Trained in Neurosurgery at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England
1948? - 1959
Career position - Appointed head of Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Perth Hospital
1959
Life event - Retired from Royal Perth Hospital
1960 - 1973
Career position - Director of the Western Australian Medical Board

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