The Mantle of Surgery


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The Mantle of Surgery: the first seventy-five years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

by A.W. Beasley

Front cover, end papers and publishing information (PDF 603 KB)

Contents (PDF 176 KB)

Foreword (PDF 206 KB), by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Patron of the College

  1. Raising the standard (PDF 3.5 MB)
  2. House-hunting (PDF 3.3 MB)
  3. Trappings (PDF 3.4 MB)
  4. Standards (PDF 3.7 MB)
  5. The impact of war (PDF 4.5 MB)
  6. Mutabile semper (PDF 3.5 MB)
  7. Genesis of a faculty (PDF 2.1 MB)
  8. Helping the neighbours (PDF 3 MB)
  9. Extending (PDF 3.4 MB)
  10. Teaching and testing (PDF 3.1 MB)
  11. Training (PDF 2.4 MB)
  12. Fellowship by examination (PDF 2.9 MB)
  13. Pro bono (PDF 2.5 MB)
  14. Class of '75 (PDF 3.9 MB)
  15. Divisions (PDF 2.2 MB)
  16. Filling the room (PDF 2 MB)
  17. Exodus of a faculty (PDF 4.5 MB)
  18. Minefield (PDF 2.5 MB)
  19. Keeping up (PDF 3.3 MB)
  20. Unfinished business (PDF 2.9 MB)


A The Exordium (PDF 333 KB)
B Memorandum of Association (PDF 345 KB)
C Presidents (PDF 126 KB)
D Vice-presidents (PDF 174 KB)
E Councillors (PDF 383 KB)
F Censors-in-Chief (PDF 126 KB)
G Honorary Treasurers (PDF 126 KB)
H Chairmen of Court of Examiners (PDF 103 KB)
I Chairmen of Part 1 Board of Examiners (PDF 103 KB)
J Deans of the Faculty of Anaesthetists (PDF 82 KB)
K Honorary Fellows (PDF 291 KB)
L Fellows of the College as at 1 July 2001 (PDF 5.6 MB)

Note on the illustrations (PDF 502 KB)

Glossary (PDF 581 KB)

Index (PDF 1.7 MB)

Rear cover (PDF 334 KB)

The Mantle of Surgery: 75 years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is available for purchase. For details, go to the College merchandise section. Alternatively, contact the College library.