Graham Liggins

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Graham Collingwood Liggins
Born (1926-06-24)24 June 1926
Thames, New Zealand
Died 24 August 2010(2010-08-24) (aged 84)
Nationality New Zealand
Known for Obstetrics
Notable awards CBE
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Sir Graham "Mont"[2] Collingwood Liggins, CBE, FRS,[1] FRSNZ (24 June 1926 – 24 August 2010) was a New Zealand medical scientist. A specialist in obstetrical research, he is best known for his pioneering use of hormone injections in 1972 [3] to accelerate the lung growth of premature babies. This made it possible for many preterm babies with lung problems to survive.

Liggins was awarded a CBE in 1985 and made a Knight Bachelor in 1991.[4][5]

The Liggins Institute was named in his honour.

Liggins died on 24 August 2010, aged 84, following a long illness.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gluckman, Peter; Buklijas, Tatjana (2013). "Sir Graham Collingwood (Mont) Liggins. 24 June 1926 – 24 August 2010". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2012.0039. 
  2. ^ Mont Liggins
  3. ^ "Mont Liggins". The Economist. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Top New Zealand scientist dies aged 84
  5. ^ "Baby health pioneer Sir Graham Liggins dies". Radio New Zealand. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Sir Graham Liggins FRS FRSNZ 1926 – 2010