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Biographical entry Parry, Eric Leonard (1933 - 1968)

MRCS and FRCS 1960; MB BS Sydney 1956; FRACS 1962.

17 August 1933
5 May 1968
Urological surgeon


Born 17 August, 1933 the only son of Eric North Parry, he was educated at Parramatta High School, New South Wales and the University of Sydney. He graduated MB, BS from the University of Sydney with second class honours in 1956 and was for two years a resident medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He served a further two years as resident medical officer at the Repatriation General Hospital at Concord, NSW, and then travelled to England, passing the final Fellowship examination in 1960. After this he held a surgical registrar appointment at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Returning to Australia in 1962 he was made FRACS (June 1962) and was appointed as a surgical registrar at the Repatriation General Hospital, Concord and in 1965 was appointed as staff specialist (urology) there. From 1965 he was clinical lecturer in urology (University of Sydney) at Concord Hospital. He held appointments as honorary clinical assistant in the department of urology and of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and as honorary assistant urologist at the Ryde District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, NSW, and the Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney. He was an associate member of the Urological Society of Australasia.

His relaxation was fishing, especially trout fishing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

He married on 26 January 1959, Elizabeth, daughter of John Hanton Mason, by whom he had two sons.

He was a man of tremendous energy and completely devoted to his work and his patients, and his sudden and untimely death on 5 May 1968 caused great sorrow among his colleagues and also among the large numbers of ex- service patients whose urological management he had conducted with much industry and success.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Med J Aust 1968, 2, 806].

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