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Biographical entry Kay, Henry Buckhurst (Ted) (1915 - 1995)

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Born
23 October 1915
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
9 March 1995
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Cardiologist

Summary

Henry Kay was a leading cardiologist who combined over 40 years of service to the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, with a successful private practice. He made the first moves in Australia to establish cardiac catheterization and was in the forefront of the introduction into Australia of the use of anticoagulants such as heparin for the treatment of myocardial infarction. In this work Kay developed fruitful collaborations with researchers at the Baker Institute and the Alfred's cardiothoracic unit. From the 1950s Kay was involved in industrial preventive programs promoting low-fat diets, more exercise and the reduction of smoking. He played a leading role in the establishment of the National Heart Foundation and was Vice-President of the Victorian Branch for ten years. Kay was a member of the Boards of management of both the Alfred Hospital and the Baker Institute for long terms.

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1938
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1939 - 1940
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1940 - 1946
Career position - Served with the 2/1 Australian General Hospital, Australian Imperial Forces
1941
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1944
Education - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1946 -
Career position - In private practice, Melbourne
1946
Career position - Honorary Physician to Outpatients, Alfred Hospital. Melbourne
1946
Award - Nuffield Fellowship, National Heart Hospital, London
1946
Education - Member, Royal College of Physicians, London
1946 - 1964
Career position - Honorary Physician to Outpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1953 - 1995
Career position - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1962 - 1973
Career position - Member, Bard of Management, Victorian Division, National Heart Foundation
1964 -
Career position - Honorary Physician to Inpatients, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1964
Award - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
1971 - 1978
Career position - Chairman, Melbourne Medical Post-graduate Committee
1971 - 1988
Career position - Member of the Board of Management, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1973 - 1983
Career position - Vice-President, Victorian Division, National Heart Foundation
1974 - 1983?
Career position - Member, Board of Directors, National Heart Foundation
1975 - 1987
Career position - Member of the Board of Management, Baker Medical Research Institute
1979
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine and to the National Heart Foundation of Australia
1983
Life event - Retired
1986 - 1988
Career position - Vice-Chairman, Board of Management, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1987
Career position - Chairman, Australian Post-graduate Federation in Medicine

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