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27 January 1930 - 26 December 2010Jack Murray Costello was born in Gisborne and after primary school attended the Thames High School where he was Dux in 1947. In 1948 Jack enrolled at the Auckland University College as a medical intermediate student after being advised to spread the course over 2 years due to the high competition in gaining entry to the Otago University Medical School.Jack readily achieved the required high marks and commenced at Otago as a second-year student in medicine in 1950.In 1954 Jack was capped MBChB with distinction in medicine. Jack did year 2 residency at Waikato Hospital followed by a period as paediatric registrar in Dunedin before proceeding to the UK where he completed his training as a paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children and University College Hospital in London.Jack then returned to NZ to a paediatric appointment at the Auckland Hospital serving as consultant and associate professor. With the rapid expansion of medical services in South Auckland Jack was requested to establish a paediatric unit at Middlemore Hospital. This he did and then following a brief period back at Auckland Hospital he retired in 1992.Jack was an outstanding clinician gifted academically and a leader in his particular field. Jack was particularly interested in the growth of children and he furthered his study in this and other areas during a sabbatical leave in 1978.The most lasting memorial to Jack will undoubtedly be his identification of a very rare genetic condition on which he published extensively and which is now recognised as theCostello Syndrome.Jack was a very quiet, sincere and caring man with particular rapport with children.During his training years Jack married Barbara Louch and with their two children, Deborah and Grant, the family lived for nearly 40 years in the home they loved in Kohimarama.Jack will be sadly missed but always remembered by a large number of grateful parents and by his many friends and colleagues. Dr Colin Hooker (retired) wrote this obituary.

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27 January 1930 - 26 December 2010Jack Murray Costello was born in Gisborne and after primary school attended the Thames High School where he was Dux in 1947. In 1948 Jack enrolled at the Auckland University College as a medical intermediate student after being advised to spread the course over 2 years due to the high competition in gaining entry to the Otago University Medical School.Jack readily achieved the required high marks and commenced at Otago as a second-year student in medicine in 1950.In 1954 Jack was capped MBChB with distinction in medicine. Jack did year 2 residency at Waikato Hospital followed by a period as paediatric registrar in Dunedin before proceeding to the UK where he completed his training as a paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children and University College Hospital in London.Jack then returned to NZ to a paediatric appointment at the Auckland Hospital serving as consultant and associate professor. With the rapid expansion of medical services in South Auckland Jack was requested to establish a paediatric unit at Middlemore Hospital. This he did and then following a brief period back at Auckland Hospital he retired in 1992.Jack was an outstanding clinician gifted academically and a leader in his particular field. Jack was particularly interested in the growth of children and he furthered his study in this and other areas during a sabbatical leave in 1978.The most lasting memorial to Jack will undoubtedly be his identification of a very rare genetic condition on which he published extensively and which is now recognised as theCostello Syndrome.Jack was a very quiet, sincere and caring man with particular rapport with children.During his training years Jack married Barbara Louch and with their two children, Deborah and Grant, the family lived for nearly 40 years in the home they loved in Kohimarama.Jack will be sadly missed but always remembered by a large number of grateful parents and by his many friends and colleagues. Dr Colin Hooker (retired) wrote this obituary.

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27 January 1930 - 26 December 2010Jack Murray Costello was born in Gisborne and after primary school attended the Thames High School where he was Dux in 1947. In 1948 Jack enrolled at the Auckland University College as a medical intermediate student after being advised to spread the course over 2 years due to the high competition in gaining entry to the Otago University Medical School.Jack readily achieved the required high marks and commenced at Otago as a second-year student in medicine in 1950.In 1954 Jack was capped MBChB with distinction in medicine. Jack did year 2 residency at Waikato Hospital followed by a period as paediatric registrar in Dunedin before proceeding to the UK where he completed his training as a paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children and University College Hospital in London.Jack then returned to NZ to a paediatric appointment at the Auckland Hospital serving as consultant and associate professor. With the rapid expansion of medical services in South Auckland Jack was requested to establish a paediatric unit at Middlemore Hospital. This he did and then following a brief period back at Auckland Hospital he retired in 1992.Jack was an outstanding clinician gifted academically and a leader in his particular field. Jack was particularly interested in the growth of children and he furthered his study in this and other areas during a sabbatical leave in 1978.The most lasting memorial to Jack will undoubtedly be his identification of a very rare genetic condition on which he published extensively and which is now recognised as theCostello Syndrome.Jack was a very quiet, sincere and caring man with particular rapport with children.During his training years Jack married Barbara Louch and with their two children, Deborah and Grant, the family lived for nearly 40 years in the home they loved in Kohimarama.Jack will be sadly missed but always remembered by a large number of grateful parents and by his many friends and colleagues. Dr Colin Hooker (retired) wrote this obituary.

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