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Biographical entry Maguire, Frederick Arthur (1888 - 1953)

CMG, FRCS, FRACS, FACS, FANZCR

Born
28 March 1888
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1953
Occupation
Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Summary

Frederick Arthur Maguire was a founder and first Chair of the Australian Regional Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He spent most of his life studying and working at both the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney (1911-c.1941) and the University of Sydney (1912-48). Maguire's service to these organisations was only disrupted by his involvement in both World Wars where he was posted to several field hospitals as well as in administration. Maguire began to specialise in gynaecology in the 1920s and his book Anatomy of the Female Pelvis (1922) became one of the most regarded female anatomy books, being reprinted a total of three times (1929, 1940, 1949). Kruse gained an international reputation for his work and was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England, FRCS), the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS), the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FANZCR). He was also appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).

Details

Events

1911
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1911 - c. 1913
Career position - Medical Resident at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney
1912 - 1921
Career position - Anatomy Demonstrator at the University of Sydney
1914
Career position - Volunteer in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea
1914 - 1915
Career position - Captain and second in charge, later Major and Principal Medical Officer of the 8th Citizen Force
1915 - 1916
Career position - Medical Staff Officer to the Director-General of Medical Services, Broadmeadows, Victoria
1916 - 1918
Career position - Commander of the 9the Field Ambulance in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), France
1918
Career position - Acting Director of Medical Services of the 3rd Division of the AIF
1919
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1920 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), England
1920 - 1938
Career position - Examiner in Anatomy at the University of Sydney
1920 - 1938
Career position - Gynaecologist, then senior gynaecological surgeon, then Consultant at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1921 - 1922
Career position - Acting Professor of Anatomy at the University of Sydney
1921 - 1933
Career position - Deputy Director of Medical Services of the 2nd Military District (New South Wales)
1922
Career position - Anatomy of the Female Pelvis first published
1925
Career position - Acting Professor of Anatomy at the University of Sydney
1926
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1928 -
Career position - Honorary Demonstrator of Anatomy at the University of Sydney
1934
Career position - Deputy Director of Medical Services of the 2nd Military District (New South Wales)
1934 - 1939
Career position - Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney
1935 - 1939
Career position - Honorary Surgeon to His Excellency the Governor General
1936 - 1938
Career position - Chairman of the University Cancer Research Committee
1938 - 1941
Career position - Lecturer in Gynaecology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1941 - 1942
Career position - Director General of Medical Services, AIF
1943
Career position - Lecturer in Gynaecology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1943 - 1944
Career position - Lecturer of Anatomy (part time) at the University of Sydney
1943 - 1948
Career position - Lecturer in Gynaecology at the University of Sydney
1947 -
Career position - Founding member of the Australian Regional Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
1947 - 1953
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Regional Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Cope, Ian, 'F. A. Maguire - a man of many parts, 1888-1953, first chairman, Australian Regional Council, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 37, no. 3, 1997, pp. 325-328. Details
  • Winspear, Rosalind, 'The F A Maguire Collection at the RANZCOG', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 44, 2004, pp. 280-282. Details

Online Resources

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