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Biographical entry Gormly, Peter James (1937 - 2012)

FRCS

Born
1937
New Zealand
Died
2012
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Peter Gormly was medical officer with the Australian Antarctic Division for 30 years. He over-wintered in 1973 and 1977, during which periods his research focus was on vitamin C. Between 1978 and 1996 he was Medical Officer on 20 Antarctic voyages. Gormly conducted much of the pre-departure training for both doctors and lay-staff, while his review of medical assessments allowed him to create a database on pre-existing conditions and their effects on health during expeditions. He wrote the ANARE first aid manual, the seventh edition of which was issued in 2008.

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1962
Education - MB BS, University of Otago, New Zealand
1962 - 1965
Career position - In practice in Christchurch, New Zealand
1965 - 1972
Career position - In practice in London, Inverness and the Outer Hebrides
1970
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
1975
Career position - Orthopaedic Registrar, Canberra Hospital
1976
Career position - Orthopaedic Registrar, Royal Adelaide Hospital
1978 - 2007
Career position - Medical Officer, Antarctic Division
1991
Award - Australian Antarctic Medal, Australian Antarctic Division
2007
Life event - Retired

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Journal Articles

  • James, Ian, 'Peter James Gormly AAM', Aurora Journal, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012, pp. 20-1. Details
  • Lugg, Desmond and Ayton, Jeff, 'Vale: Peter James Gormly AAM, FRCS, 1937-2012', Australian Antarctic Magazine, vol. 2012, no. 23, 2012, pp. 26-7. Details

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