Michael Harrison MD FRCA FANZCA

Michael trained in medicine in the UK and specialised in anaesthesia.   He spent ten years there as a specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care, and in academia, before moving to New Zealand in 1987.   In Auckland he worked as an anaesthetic specialist at Auckland Hospital and continued research in collaboration with Auckland University and with The Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBTec), AUT.

The following five years were spent in Wellington (CCDHB and the University of Otago) but is now retired. His main interest is the enhancement of intra-operative diagnosis using computational methods; the end-product of 20 years investigation has been the development of software that is now undergoing beta-testing in NZ operating theatres.

He has self published three books on topics related to anaesthesia history and several anaesthesia textbooks.

Talks given to WMHS previously:

2017 The Very Early History of Modern Anaesthesia
2018James Young Simpson of Edinburgh