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Biographical entry McCann, William James ( - 1992)

MRCS and FRCS 1951; MB BS Adelaide 1946; FRACS 1956.

General surgeon


After qualifying MB BS with honours at Adelaide University in 1946 and a house appointment there, McCann served as a medical officer with the Australian forces in Japan in 1947-8. Coming to Britain in 1949 he held several junior posts before taking his Fellowship in 1951, and then was a registrar at the Royal Free Hospital, London, from 1952 to 1956. Returning to Australia he was staff specialist at Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne from 1956 to 1983 and was a consultant at that hospital from 1984.

He died in 1992.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England