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Biographical entry Morgan, Francis Patrick (Frank) (1906 - 1988)

17 February 1906
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
23 February 1988
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Frank Morgan was one of Australia's earliest neurosurgeons. After specialist training in the United Kingdom he returned to Australia and for over 40 years was neurosurgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He published on treatments for cerebrospinal rhinorrhoea, hypertension as a symptom of intracranial tumour, common causes of lower back pain and the removal of the medial epicondyle for traumatic ulnar neuritis. In 1940 Morgan was a founding member of the Society of Australasian Neurological Surgeons.



Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1929 - 1931
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, St Vincent's Melbourne
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, London
Career position - House Surgeon, Hospital for Sick Children, London
1936 - 1966
Career position - Neurological surgeon, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Career position - Founding Member, Society of Australasian Neurological Surgeons
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
1966 - 1979
Career position - Assistant Neurosurgeon, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

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  • Henderson, Keith and Miller, Douglas, 'Francis Patrick Morgan', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 151, 1989, p. 482. Details

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See also

  • Curtis, J. Bryant, Miller, Douglas and Simpson, Donald, 'The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia: the first forty years', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 50, no. 4, 1980, pp. 434-7. Details
  • Simpson, D. A., Jamieson, K. G. and Morson, S. M., 'The foundations of neurosurgery in Australian and New Zealand', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 44, no. 3, 1974, pp. 215-27. Details

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