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Dr Max Robinson has been a distinguished member of the Royal
Children's Hospital staff, and the hospital community, since his
days as a resident in the 1940s. Max always brought great
distinction to the various positions he held, positions which have
included national and international appointments. Max's colleagues
have frequently referred to his abilities as a paediatrician, as a
diagnostician, as a teacher and as a dedicated physician to the
children under his care as well as their families.
Dr Robinson rose to be appointed to the position of Chief
Medical Officer at the Royal Children's Hospital. He always carried
out his duties efficiently and had excellent rapport with both
junior and senior colleagues as well as nursing staff and
Throughout his career Dr Robinson has always been interested in
teaching and academic paediatrics. Therefore, it was not surprising
that after many years as a staff consultant in paediatrics at the
Royal Children's Hospital, linked with an appontment to the
University of Melbourne, he accepted the position of Professor of
Paediatrics in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia: many have attested to the
excellence of the role he played in that institution.
Dr Robinson's accomplishments are many, but reference must be
made to his contribution to the literature - especially a text book
of paediatrics, with a title of Practical Paediatrics, avidly read
by countless generations of students.
It is pleasing that Max has not been lost to the hospital since
his retirement - he has continued an important role at the Royal
Children's Hospital as President of the Alumni Association.
Dr Robinson is a devoted husband, father and more recently,
grandfather - kindly, thoughtful and productive and most worthy of
receiving this award for Distinguished Service to the Royal
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