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Biographical entry Verco, Peter Willis (c. 1919 - c. 1999)

c. 8 December 1919
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
c. 25 December 1999


Peter Verco introduced to Australia percutaneous arteriography, cerebral angiography and aortography, together with modern methods of vetriculography and tomography in the early 1950s. In 1973 he introduced the use of obstetric ultrasound to Adelaide.


Born Adelaide, 8 December 1919. Nuffield Travelling Fellowship 1948-49; private practice, South Australia 1949-84; Visiting Radiologist, Adelaide Children's Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital. President, South Australian Branch, British Medical Association 1957-58; president, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine 1980-81; president, Royal Australasian College of Radiologists 1982-83; sometime deputy president, Queen Victoria Hospital Board.

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National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Peter Willis Verco, 1947 - 1990, MS 8052; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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