Lives of the fellows

Douglas William Piper

b.14 January 1925 d.30 May 1999
MB BS Sydney MD FRACP MRCP(1955) FRCP(1973)

Douglas Piper was a distinguished member of the faculty of medicine at the University of Sydney, a teacher of undergraduates and a persistent research worker.

He was born in Coolah, New South Wales, the son of Ernest William Piper, a grazier, and Catherine Barbara née McMaster. He was initially educated by correspondence, and then attended Mudgee High School. He went on to study medicine at Sydney University and the Royal North Shore Hospital.

From 1948 to 1951 he was a junior and then senior resident at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was then a registrar in the professorial unit for a year. He was subsequently appointed as an honorary physician to the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Sydney. He wrote papers on gastroenterology.

In 1959 he married Kathleen Mary Neville. They had a son, Richard, and a daughter, Anne. He enjoyed sport and gardening.

RCP editor

(Volume XI, page 458)

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