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McQueen, Garth

Garth McQueen Plane

London plane

Tree species:

Platanus x acerfolia


9 September 1997


In front of the Lindo Ferguson Building


Garth McQueen (1917–1997) qualified in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1940 and was Surgeon Commander RANVR 1941–1945.

He came to the University of Otago in 1954 as Senior Medical Research Officer.

He became a lecturer in Pharmacology in 1958, Assistant Professor in 1965 and full Professor from 1971 until his retirement in 1982.

In 1964 he set up a National Poisons Information Centre that was expanded in 1974 to include a National Hazardous Chemicals Information Centre.