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Biographical entry Sando, Maurice James Wilson (1930 - 1984)

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Born
23 January 1930
Cumnock, New South Wales, Australia
Died
24 February 1984
Linden Park, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Anaesthetist

Summary

Maurice Sando was an anaesthetist who saw that anaesthesia had a vital role to play in intensive medical treatment. As Director of Anaesthesia at the Royal Adelaide Hospital he developed his department's role to incorporate the specialty of intensive care. Sando played an active role in the governance of the Hospital and in professional organisations, particularly the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association, in both of which he held executive roles. In 1986 the inaugural Chair of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of Adelaide was named in his honour.

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Events

1953
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Adelaide Hospital
1953
Education - MB BS, University of Adelaide
1955
Award - Nuffield Prize, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, London
1957
Education - Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1957 - 1962
Career position - In private practice, Adelaide
1961 - 1980
Career position - Member, State Committee, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1962 - 1984
Career position - Career position - Director of Anaesthesia, Royal Adelaide Hospital
1966
Award - Churchill Fellowship
1967 - 1980
Career position - Board Member, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1973 - 1974
Career position - President, South Australian Branch, Australian Medical Association
1974 - 1975
Career position - Member, Federal Council, Australian Medical Association
1974 - 1982
Career position - Member, Medical Board of South Australia
1974 - 1984
Award - Fellow, Australian Medical Association
1976 - 1978
Career position - Vice Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1978 - 1980
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1978 - 1984
Career position - Chairman, Blood Transfusion Service, South Australian Division, Red Cross Society
1980
Award - Inducted into Court of Honour, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1982
Life event - Retired
1982
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1982 - 1984
Award - Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, London
1985
Award - Robert Orton Medal, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (posthumous)
1986
Award - Inaugural Chair of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at University of Adelaide named in his honour

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Gilligan, J. E., 'Sando, Maurice James Wilson (1930-1984), Anaesthetist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, p. 387. Details

See also

  • Gilligan, John E., Lawrence, James R., Clayton, David and Rowland, Robert, 'Tetanus and the evolution of intensive care in Australia', Critical care and resuscitation, vol. 14, no. 4, 2012, pp. 316-23. Details

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