Name: Brendan Vincent Lyne
MB BCh, Ireland, 1944
DA, RCP, RCS, Ireland, 1947
Date of Birth: 6 October 1918
Date of Death: 4 October 2006
Brendan Vincent Lyne was the son of a doctor from the small fishing village of Castletown Brea, County Cork. Lyne graduated from University of Ireland in 1944 and followed that with a Diploma of Anaesthesia in 1947.
Lyne migrated to New Zealand in the second half of 1950, and was the first overseas trained anaesthetist to be appointed to the full time staff of Auckland Hospital. Lyne spent eight years working for the Auckland Hospital Board which included Auckland, Greenlane, Middlemore and the Cornwall Women’s (original National Women’s Hospital) hospitals. As the 1950s drew to a close, Lyne commenced part-time private practice, while maintaining a public load as well.
Obituary, ANZCA Bulletin, December 2006; Form of Proposal for Nomination for Faculty of Anaesthetists, 1955.
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