Remembering Barrie Gilbert Wharton Tait 1934-2021

It is with great sadness that NZAMM announce the death of Barrie Tait on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

He passed away peacefully, in the presence of his wife Phillipa, and sons Humphrey and Oliver.

Barrie had spent the last several months in a rest care facility in Auckland, following a series of orthopaedic disasters that rendered him frail, but still maintaining his remarkable mental acuity.

As the father of Musculoskeletal Medicine in New Zealand (and worldwide), he will be sorely missed by his many colleagues.

Jim Borowczyk

Photo Barrie Tait

             Barrie Tait

MBChB (Otago) 1959 Dip Phys Med ( Lond) 1964 MRCP ( Lond) 1971

MRACP 1971 FFRACP 1975 FAFRM (RACP) 1983 FACRM 1983 FRCP (Edin) 1984

FRCP ( Lond) 1986 MRSNZ 1994 MAFMM 1994 FFPM (ANZCA) 1999

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