David Clarkson Maddison Becomes the Thirteenth Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1972

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In 1972 David Clarkson Maddison became the thirteenth Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Maddison was a graduate of the University of Sydney and being a child musical prodigy had relinquished a possible career as a concert pianist in favour of Medicine. He was promoted to Chair of Psychiatry and Clinical Director at Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic in 1961 after having served as Senior Lecturer to the University's postgraduate unit there since 1957.[1] His research included areas such as bereavement, medical education, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. Maddison was the first Censor-in-Chief of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. During the period he served as Dean from 1972 to 1974, Maddison was instrumental in implementing the new five-year curriculum at the University. He died in 1982.[1]