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In memory of Dr Louis Pigott

Thursday 17 October 2019

In memory of Dr Louis Pigott

Dr Louis Pigott was born in Toowoomba in 1927 and was educated at Downlands College during World War II. He commenced his medical studies at the University of Queensland and graduated in 1950.

He was a Resident Medical Officer at Mater Hospital Brisbane between 1951 and 1952 and performed a year in general practice medicine.

Following this he spent five years in London where he specialised in ophthalmology with appointments as a Resident House Surgeon to the Eye Department at St Thomas Hospital London between 1954 and 1957. He was then appointed Chief Clinical Assistant in 1958 at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Following his admission to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, he returned to Brisbane in 1958 and spent over forty years in practice as an ophthalmologist at Wickham Terrace and at the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane.

He was the last Chair of the Honorary Medical Staff Association at Mater held between 1973 and 1974 and the first Chair of the Medical Staff Association of the Mater held in 1974. He retired from the Eye Department at Mater in March 1987.

Dr Louis Pigott had an interest in historical aspects of early Australian natural history and published a book on the ornithology of Australia in 2010. A number of his papers were published in the British journal, The Archives of Natural History.

Dr Louis Pigott is survived by his wife, four children and six grandchildren. He died peacefully on 6 September 2019, at the age of 92.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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