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Sir William Maxwell Manchester

Date of birth

31 October 1913 at Waimate

Died

25 December 2001 aged 88

Parents

James Manchester and Martha Manchester (nee Browne)

Married

Lois Yardley Cameron 29 January 1945

Education

  • Waimate Primary School
  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • University of Otago MB ChB

Honours

  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1973
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1987
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member James IV Association of Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of the Canadian Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of the Chilean Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of the Costa Rican Society of Plastic Surgeons

War Service

  • New Zealand Medical Corps 1940-46

Positions Held

  • Commanding Officer Military Plastic Surgical Unit, Burwood Hospital 1944-46
  • Founder of Civilian Plastic Surgical Unit, Burwood Hospital 1946-47
  • Founder and Head of Plastic Surgical Unit, Middlemore Hospital Auckland 1947-79
  • Sir William Stevenson Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the University of Auckland

Publications

  • “The Long Term Results in the Immediate Reconstruction of the Mandible and Temporo-Mandibular Joint by Free Bone Grafting” 1978
  • “Some Technical Improvements in the Reconstruction of the Mandible and Temporo-Mandibular Joint” 1972
  • “The Repair of Double Cleft Lip as Part of an Integrated Programme” 1970
  • “The Repair of Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate 1965
  • “Intergrated Cleft Lip and Palate Repair 1967
  • “Immediate Reconstruction of the Mandible and Temporo-Mandibular Joint” 1965
  • “A Simple Method for the Repair and Full Thickness Defects of the Lower Lid with Special Reference to the Treatment of Neoplasms” 1951
  • The Manchester method of a double cleft lip repair, as well as a personal profile, appears in the latest textbook on cleft lip and palate surgery, “Cleft Craft” by Ralph Millard, published by Little, Brown and Company
  • Author of the chapter on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the volume “War Surgery and Medicine – Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45” by T Duncan, M Stout, MB, MS (London), FRCS (Eng), FRACS
  • Author of a chapter in the book “Artistry of Plastic Surgery” by Burt Brent published by C V Mosby Company 1987

Publish Date: 28 Mar 2014