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‘Weary’ Dunlop’s medical implements

1940s–1950s

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



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