Royal Children’s Hospital Prescription Book for Joseph Bernard De Feudis (b. 10/9/1954, d.9/11/1978), Consultant Dr Mostyn. L. Powell.

1. Mostyn L. Powell (b.1904, d.1994)
2. Royal Children's Hospital (estab. 1870)
Small booklet with cardboard cover and pages containing stamped dates and handwritten information. "Joseph was born at a time when little could be done for him. Initially, he was taken to a doctor as he failed to thrive and then all his issues were revealed - malformed heart, one small kidney and the heart was on the other side. He died on 9/11/1978. My mother didn’t speak English and that in itself was a great disadvantage". Annie Rahilly, 2021.

Dr Mostyn (‘Mick') Levi Powell MB BS MRCP FRACP (1904-1994) trained in medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1926. He joined the Children's Hospital in 1927 and was Medical Superintendent of the Hospital in 1929, Physician to Outpatients, 1935-47, and to Inpatients, 1946-64. After war service, he studied congenital heart disease at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and on returning to the Hospital, he was a paediatric heart specialist and Consultant to the Cardiac Investigatory Clinic. He retired from the Hospital in 1964 and continued in private practice for some years. (See Who's Who in Australia 1968)
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paper, ink
14.0 x 8.4 cm
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Gift of Anne Rahilly, 2021
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