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Biographical entry Maddox, John Kempson (Kempson) (1901 - 1990)

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Born
20 September 1901
St Clair, New Zealand
Died
27 July 1990
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Cardiologist

Summary

Kempson Maddox was one of Australia's most eminent cardiologists and among the earliest to practice in the field. He was responsible for the establishment of the electrocardiography department at Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in 1932, while also starting the Hospital's rheumatology and diabetic clinics. In the post-WWII period he travelled to the U.S.A. to study the latest techniques, returning with Australia's first cardiac catheter. With colleagues Maddox was active in improving the postgraduate training opportunities in cardiology. He was a founding Member of the Australasian Cardiac Society (later the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand) and was President from 1956 to 1958. The Society's J. Kempson Maddox lectureship was established in 1974. Maddox was a driving force behind the establishment of the National Heart Foundation and served in various executive capacities. The Foundation introduced the Kempson Maddox Award in his honour in 1995. Among his publications was Schlink of Prince Alfred (1978), a history of the Hospital for fifty years up to the death of Sir Herbert Schlink in 1962.

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1924
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1924
Education - MB ChM, University of Sydney
1925
Career position - Anaesthetist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1926 - 1927
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney
1928
Education - Member, Royal College of Physicians
1928 - 1950
Career position - Honorary Assistant Physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1931
Education - MD, University of Sydney
1938
Career position - Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1939 - 1946
Career position - Served with the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (later Royal Australian Navy)
1946
Award - Carnegie Fellowship, US.A.
1946 - 1964
Career position - Medical Consultant to the Royal Australian Navy
1950 - 1951
Career position - President, New South Wales Branch, British Medical Association
1950 - 1961
Career position - Honorary Physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1952 - 1957
Career position - Founding Member, Australasian Cardiac Society
1954 - 1956
Career position - Member, New South Wales Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1956
Award - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
1956 - 1958
Career position - President, Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand
1960 - 1964
Career position - President, Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology President, Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology President, Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology
1961 -
Career position - Honorary Consulting Physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1961
Life event - Retired
1961
Award - Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Sante Publique, Republic of France
1964
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1964
Award - Fellow, American College of Cardiology
1965
Award - Honorary Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Singapore)
1965 - 1966
Career position - President, National Heart Foundation
1966 - 1970
Career position - President, International Society of Cardiology
1975
Award - Fellow, American College of Physicians
1982
Award - Sir John Loewenthal Award, National Heart Foundation

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