Name: Gordon Victor Stanton
MB BS, Melb, 1940
DA, Melb, 1950
Date of Birth: 3 January 1916
Date of Death: 1 April 1988
Gordon Victor Stanton graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1940. He almost immediately followed graduation by relocating to Perth, where he took on the position of Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Perth Hospital. During 1941, Stanton joined the Royal Australian Air Force, serving in that capacity until 1946.
Following the war, Stanton returned to Melbourne, and set up practice as a general practitioner with a special interest in anaesthetics. In 1946 he was appointed honorary anaesthetist at Prince Henry’s Hospital, and assistant honorary anaesthetist to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The following year he also took on the position of anaesthetist at the Repatriation General Hospital.
In 1950 Stanton gained his Diploma of Anaesthesia from the University of Melbourne.
Throughout his career, Stanton was an active member of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, and was part of surgical teams to Thailand, Ceylon (Sir Lanka) and Papua New Guinea where he made contributions to the welfare of people in those regions.
Obituary, FFARACS Board Minutes, June 1988; Form of Proposal for Nomination to Fellowship, 1956.
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