Name: Ian Hamilton McDonald
MB BS, Melbourne, 1946
DA, Melb, 1951
Date of Birth: 28 July 1923
Date of Death: 5 February 2019
Ian Hamilton McDonald graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1946, during World War II. Shortly after the war, he played first class cricket, representing Victoria as a wicketkeeper.
McDonald gained his Diploma of Anaesthesia at the University of Melbourne in 1951, and went on to Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics at Oxford University, where he met up with Brian Dwyer, and the pair played cricket for the City Cricket Club in Oxford for the 1953/54 season.
In 1955, McDonald returned to Melbourne and took up a position at the Royal Children’s Hospital, working under Margaret McClelland. Paediatric anaesthesia became McDonald’s main field of practice. He retired in 1988.
Staff profile, Royal Children’s Hospital website; Form of Proposal for Nomination to Fellowship, 1956.
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