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Biographical entry Laird, Martin (1917 - 2004)

MRCS and FRCS 1947; MB ChB Sheffield 1941.

13 November 2004
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
General Practitioner


Martin Laird was a general practitioner in Richmond, South Australia. He qualified from Sheffield University in 1941 and then demonstrated anatomy for two years. In 1943 he became a resident medical officer at the Royal Hospital, Sheffield.

He then served in the RAMC in Burma, returning after the war to Sheffield, to specialise in surgery and take the FRCS. He was resident surgical officer to the Sheffield Royal Infirmary and then went on to the Westminster Hospital as registrar. In 1952 he went to Nottingham General Hospital as a senior registrar and remained there for the next three years. He then retrained in general practice in Cleethorpes.

In 1956 he emigrated to South Australia, where he was in general practice in Richmond. He died in Adelaide on 13 November 2004. He was predeceased by his wife Joan. He leaves three daughters, Fiona, Alison and Isobel.

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