Lives of the fellows

Edward James Halliday

b.19 September 1921 d.29 May 2012
MB BS Sydney FRCP(1968)

Edward James Halliday was a physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales (NSW), he was the son of Edward James Halliday, a solicitor, and his wife, Marion Elizabeth née Marks, whose father, Ezekiel Caleb Jeremiah Marks was a farmer. Educated at the King’s School, Parramatta, NSW, he studied medicine at Sydney University and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

After qualifying he did house jobs at the RPAH and spent two years from 1945 to 1947 serving as a captain in the RAMC. Appointed assistant physician at the RPAH in 1952, he became honorary cardiologist in 1961 – the same year in which he was Pfizer travelling fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. From 1967 to 1986 he was director of the National Heart Institute of Australia.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed playing golf and skiing.

In 1949 he married Winsome Sheila née Saxton, whose father, Harold was a company director in the timber industry. They had a son, James, and three daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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