John Edmond O'Donovan

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:740

A pioneer in critical care medicine

John O'Donovan pioneered Australian critical care medicine in a career spanning 40 years. In 1964 he co-established an intensive care unit at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, bringing together all medical and surgical patients in need of acute resuscitation. In 1968 he was appointed director of intensive care and resuscitation …

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