Dr. Philip Thomson is a retired GP and the President of the Collection of Medical Artefacts (COMA) in Tasmania. He has spent much of his life on the island state, seeking GP training in WA before returning to have a fulfilling professional career in Tasmania. That included a stint in the Port Arthur area, which is steeped in convict heritage. He has been interested in medical history for many years and COMA has been the recipient of many donations of medical objects and equipment. These are housed in a number of impressive displays and storage area in Hobart.
Philip has travelled to many medical history destinations and visited museums in several countries. He received a Churchill Fellowship to study medical history museums in the US & UK.