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Biographical entry Pfeiffer, Gordon Harold (1896? - 1960)

MRCS and FRCS 12 June 1924; MB ChM Sydney 1918.

Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
8 January 1960
Sydney, Australia


Born at Grafton, New South Wales, he was educated at Fort Street School, Sydney, from which he won an exhibition to the University. After service in the Army during the first world war, he qualified in 1918 and was a resident medical officer at Sydney Hospital. He then spent several years in England, making a special study of urology. He was casualty surgical officer at the Middlesex Hospital and resident surgeon at St Peter's Hospital for Stone.

He returned to practise at Campsie, Sydney, with consulting rooms at 135 Macquarie Street, and became a leading urologist, serving on the consultant staff of the Canterbury and Marrickville Hospitals, and St George's and the Masonic Hospitals, Sydney.

During the financial depression of the 1930s, he gave much service to his patients without reward, and was greatly beloved by his humbler fellow-citizens. He had travelled throughout Australia, and was a skilled photographer with the moving-picture camera. During the second world war he served in the Australian Army Medical Corps reserve with the rank of Captain. He died at Sydney on 8 January 1960.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Med J Aust 1960, 1, 152, and p. 1045 appreciation by A J Metcalfe].

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