A.J.S. McFadzean: The Department of Medicine Steps Up

  • Frank Ching


With the re-establishment of the university, the medical faculty moved to revive and upgrade its departments. A.J.S. McFadzean arrived in 1948 to take charge of the Department of Medicine. He proved a stern disciplinarian, but he quickly won the affection and loyalty of his students, who fondly remembered him long after he was gone. McFadzean remained head of the department for 26 years. In his obituary, the Royal College of Physicians wrote of his years at the University: “There Alec gained a great reputation, and in the next quarter century he was probably the biggest single personality in placing that medical school amongst the finest in the world.”

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  • Frank Ching
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  1. 1.Hong KongHong Kong

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