oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Pioneers in South African anaesthesia : Professor Arthur Bull and the Taurus radiofrequency blood warmer : vignettes of South African anaesthesic history

Volume 19, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Arthur Barclay Bull graduated MBChB at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1943. After internship at the New Somerset Hospital he joined the SA Medical Corps during the 2nd World War where be developed an interest in clinical anaesthesia. From 1948 - 1951 he underwent training as a registrar in anaesthesia at Groote Schuur Hospital. In 1953 he obtained the Diploma in Anaesthesia of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland and in 1960 became one of the 40 Foundation Fellows of the Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. From 1954-1955 he was appointed the Nuffield Dominion Clinical Assistant for South Africa in the Department of Anaesthesia at Oxford under Sir Robert Macintosh.

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