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31 May 2018

The doctor who wrote John Murtagh’s General Practice – the pre-eminent reference textbook for general practitioners, medical students, and registrars – has been recognised with the AMA’s highest honour, the AMA Gold Medal.

Former AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, announced Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AM as the Gold Medal recipient at the AMA National Conference.

“Professor Murtagh’s contribution to medicine and general practice as both a doctor and an educator in Australia is incomparable,” Dr Gannon said.

“He is the highly acclaimed author of several internationally adopted medical textbooks, including John Murtagh’s General Practice, which is now in its sixth edition, and has been translated into 13 languages since it was first published in 1994.”

“Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AM has rendered outstanding services to the practice of medicine and, without question, is deserving of the award of the Gold Medal of the Federal AMA,” Dr Gannon said.

Read the full media release here.


Published: 31 May 2018