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‘Weary’ Dunlop’s medical implements
During the Second World War, Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop and other Australian prisoners of the Japanese were sent to work on the infamous BurmaThailand Railway. His outstanding leadership and extraordinary surgical skill saved many lives.
The nickname ‘Weary’ came from his fellow students at medical school. Dunlop is a name associated with tyres, which became ‘tired’hence, ‘weary’!
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