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Biographical entry McIntyre, Edgeworth David (1925 - 2015)

20 April 1925
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
12 December 2015
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Orthopaedic surgeon


Edgeworth McIntyre was a surgeon who, for over 30 years provided the highest quality treatment to orthopaedic patients in northern Tasmania. After three years post-graduate training in the United Kingdom he returned to Launceston where he established his practice and provided honorary services to the regional hospitals. He was head of the orthopaedic unit at Launceston General Hospital which he established as a centre of excellence. His particular interest in paediatric orthopaedics resulted in treatment being managed locally instead of patients having to travel interstate. With Peter Williams, he helped establish the now nationally acclaimed Orthopaedic Training Program and in 1973 secured the first accredited training post for orthopaedic registrars in Tasmania.



1949 - 1950
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Launceston General Hospital
Career position - Registrar in General Surgery, Launceston General Hospital
Career position - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
Education - Fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
1955 - 1956
Career position - Surgeon Superintendent, Mersey Hospital, Latrobe, Tasmania
1956 - 1960
Career position - Honorary Orthopaedic and General Surgeon, Launceston General Hospital
1960 - 1970
Career position - Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon, Launceston General Hospital
Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1971 - 1986
Career position - Head of Orthopaedic Unit, Launceston General Hospital
1984 - 1985
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Life event - Retired from private practice
1994 - 2015
Award - Life membership, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Award - L. O. Betts Memorial Medal, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to orthopaedic medicine as a surgeon and an educator

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  • Morris, John C., 'Edgeworth David McIntyre, AM, MB BS, FRCSEd, FRCS, FRACS', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 205, no. 2, 2016, p. 62. Details


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