Howard Eddey’s Anatomical Abstracts
Howard H. Eddey
Howard H. Eddey (1910-2004) served with the AIF during World War II and was captured after the fall of Singapore. After the war he became a consultant surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and, in 1967, became the first professor of surgery at the Austin Hospital. He had a distinguished career; amongst his greatest achievements was the fostering of links between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and surgeons in South-East Asia. His outstanding achievements are detailed in the obituary written by his son Michael Eddey.
Whilst a POW, Eddey wrote notes about anatomy on scraps of scavenged paper. In 1964, he restored the notes and published them as a soft-covered booklet entitled Anatomical Abstracts. It was a core text for any candidate wishing to become a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The notes characterise an era of surgery that valued a wide and detailed knowledge of anatomy.
Articles by Howard H. Eddey published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery:
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1954.tb05041.x (Volume 23 Issue 3 (February 1954) p 175-183)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1951.tb03766.x (Volume 21 Issue 1 (August 1951) p 13-19)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1948.tb06346.x (Volume 18 Issue 2 (October 1948) p 129-132)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1957.tb03783.x (Volume 26 Issue 3 (February 1957) p 214-221)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1957.tb03777.x (Volume 26 Issue 3 (February 1957) p 161-172)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1954.tb05077.x (Volume 24 Issue 2 (November 1954) p 106-108)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1958.tb03794.x (Volume 28 Issue 1 (August 1958) p 34-41)