PROFESSOR ALAN EDWARD DAVIS
(New South Wales & New College 1956) (26 January 1933 - 27 January 2017)
Alan Edward Davis studied medicine at Sydney University, graduating in 1955 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1956. During his time at Oxford he attained a master of arts and a bachelor of science. He subsequently undertook postgraduate training at the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Postgraduate Medical School of London and at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He later gained an MD from Sydney University in 1967 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Alan was an associate professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of New South Wales for many years. He was a greatly admired teacher of medical students and junior doctors, and co-authored a leading textbook on physical diagnosis in medicine (Symptom analysis and physical diagnosis in medicine Rushcutters Bay, Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1977). He chaired grand rounds at the Prince of Wales Hospital for many years, stimulating discussion and learning and inspiring both his peers and junior colleagues alike.