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Sir Henry Simpson Newland
Sir Henry Simpson NewlandIn Adelaide he was the first surgeon to pass the Master of Surgery Degree, but his first appointment to the honorary staff was not until 1908 when he became the Honorary Radiographer because of experience gained in England . He became Honorary Assistant Surgeon and spent WW 1 in Lemnos , Egypt and France His surgical reputation grew and resulted in the awards of DSO and CBE . In 1919 he became Honorary surgeon to the Royal Adelaide and Adelaide Children’s Hospitals. He had a leading role in Australian surgery. He was one of the founders of the The Royal Australian College of Surgeons becoming it’s second president (1924-1934). He retired from the Honorary Staff in 1933 but continued teaching for a further 2 years. He was a role model for many students and young surgeons and believed in high standards and a team approach to patient care.
These items were bequeathed to Mr. Beard by Sir Henry. The footstool was brought from England by his grandmother on her voyage to Adelaide 1839. While the wooden structure is original it may have been reupholstered.
Size: 8.5inches (24.5 cm).
Back and front views of the ophthalmoscope
Mr. Donald Beard AM FRCSEd, FRACS, holding the trophy for a cricket match between the Mike Benness English Supporters’ Team and Donald Beard’s Taverners Team 17.12 1982
Size: 6 inches (15 cm)
Surgical hammer used by Sir Henry Newland and presented to Donald BeardThe needle holder & bobbin containing thread were used by Sir Henry Newland and presented to Donald Beard