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Surgeon , writer

Henry Vernon Crock, Australian surgeon, writer. Achievements include research in Anatomical Studies on the Blood Supply of the Human Skeleton and Spinal Cord. Developed new equipment for the internal fixation of bones with special application to the correction of spinal deformities. (With Doctor R. V. Dickens) described the Anatomy of Venous Subchondral Circulation in the human femoral head.

Background

Crock, Henry Vernon was born on September 14, 1929 in Perth, Australia. Arrived in England 1986. Son of Vernon John and Annie (Doyle) Crock.

Education

Student in Dental Science, University Western Australia, 1947—1948. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Anatomy, Physiology, Bacteriology, Medicine and Surgery with honors, University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967.

Master of Science, University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1977. Doctor of Science (honorary), Melbourne University, 2008.

Career

Junior resident medical officer with medical and surgical rotations St. Vincent's Hospital, University Melbourne, 1954, senior resident medical officer general urological and orthopedic surgery, 1955. Senior demonstrator anatomy department University Melbourne, 1956. Resident tutor in anatomy Newman College, University Melbourne, 1956.

Senior surgical registrar St. Vincent's Hospital, University Melbourne, 1957, senior honorary orthopaedic surgeon, 1961-1986. Nuffield Dominions clinical assistant orthopedic surgery Nuffield Orthopaedics Center, University Oxford, 1957-1960. Lecturer in orthopedic surgery Oxford University, 1959-1960.

Associate professor department surgery University Melbourne, 1978-1985. Honorary consultant, honorary senior lecturer orthopedic surgery Royal postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, 1986-1996. Honorary research fellow anatomy department Royal College Surgeons, England, since 1986.

Special lecturer orthopedic surgery University Melbourne, 1961-1986, Naughton Dunn lecturer Birmingham Royal Infirmary, 1988. Guest lecturer University Dusseldorf, Japanese Orthopaedics Association, University Nottingham, Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals, University Oporto, University Bologna, University Manchester, International Society Study of Lumbar Spine, Japan, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in Anatomical Studies on the Blood Supply of the Human Skeleton and Spinal Cord. Developed new equipment for the internal fixation of bones with special application to the correction of spinal deformities. (With Doctor R. V. Dickens) described the Anatomy of Venous Subchondral Circulation in the human femoral head.

Works

Membership

President DISCS Charitable Trust, London, 2009. Fellow Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh (honorary), Royal College Surgeons (Wood Jones medal 1981, Arnott Demonstrator, 1988), Royal Australasian College Surgeons (Sir Allan Newton prize 1977), British Orthopaedics Association, International Society Study of Lumbar Spine (president 1985).

Connections

Married Mary Carmel Shorten, March 15, 1958. Children: Catherine, Elizabeth, Carmel, Vernon, Damian.

father:
Vernon John Crock

mother:
Annie (Doyle) Crock

spouse:
Mary Carmel Shorten

children:
Catherine Crock

Elizabeth Crock

Carmel Crock

Vernon Crock

Damian Crock