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Professor Gerard William Crock (AO 1985, KStJ 1990, MB BS, FRCS, FRACS, FRACP, FRANZCO) died peacefully at home on 23 December 2007. He was a compassionate and considerate physician, an extraordinarily gifted clinician, a highly innovative microsurgeon and an inspiring teacher.
Gerard Crock was born in Perth in 1929 as one of identical twins. Both twins were educated by the Jesuits in Perth and together they entered medical school at the University of Melbourne, where they shared various prizes and graduated at the top of their year, 1953. In 1956, Gerard married Jacqueline Bladin and founded a great partnership.
Gerard trained in ophthalmology at Moorfields in London and then travelled through the USA on a Harkness Foundation Fellowship, which included time at the Wilmer Institute.
In 1963 at the age of …