b.21 February 1911 d.10 February 1972
MC MB BS Sydney(1935) MRCP(1940) MRACP(1949) FRACP(1956) FRCP(1963)
Alan McGuinness was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of Arthur W. McGuinness, a school teacher, and his wife Constance Jemima, daughter of Joseph Archibald McManus, a farmer. He was educated at Sydney Boys' High School and the University of Sydney, undertaking his clinical work at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and graduating MB BS in 1935. After junior appointments at Sydney Hospital and the Women’s Hospital, he joined the RAMC at the outbreak of world war two with the rank of lieutenant, later captain, and served with the British Expeditionary Force from 1940-1941. He was promoted to Major, serving with the AIF in the Middle East and New Guinea. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1942.
On demobilization he returned to Australia, becoming assistant honorary physician to St Vincent’s Hospital and the Sydney Hospital. He was appointed senior physician to the Sydney Hospital in 1956. He wrote several papers for various Australian medical journals, was a member of Council of the Australian Medical Association (NSW Branch), deputy director of medical services AMF Eastern Command from 1951-1954; Censor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Examiner in ophthalmology, and director of the Scottish Hospital, Sydney.
He was unmarried, and his hobbies were fishing and farming.
Sir Gordon Wolstenholme
(Volume VI, page 313)
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