AMHS is now in its 60th year

2024 Lectures 

 2 May, 4July, 5 September, 7 November 

(Click on link above for Programme

 

Thursday 2 May 2024 at 7pm 

 

From Quail Island to Makogai: Leprosy sufferers and their treatment in New Zealand and the Pacific, 1906–1940 

Ben Kingsbury 

 

The Story of Insulin 

Tim Cundy  

(Click on repsective lecture titles for details)

Special Interest Talk at 6.15 pm

Changing Representations of the Breast in History – from the Sacred to the Liberated

John Collins 

All welcome,no bookings required, free

 

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Meeting 14 March 2024  
Click on heading above to see presentations  (Photos JM) 
From right: Poul Nielsen, Neil Anderson with Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Cris Print   

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Recent publications

To see more  recent publications click on this link 

Jock Caughey: Physician and Humanitarian 

Neil Anderson

2023 Mary Egan Publishing

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The Best Country to GIve Birth? 

Midwifery, Homebirth and the Politics of Maternity in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1970–2022,

Linda Bryder

  2023 Auckland University Press
Click on respective book titles to read more.  

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2023 Highlights 

Thanks to all our presenters who contributed to a lively and very successful 2023 Lecture Series. We especially thank those who have contibuted to our Special Interest Talks. 

Presenters

President's Report

AGM Minutes 

Selected Archives (from 2021) 

Click on headings for links
Final meeting November 2023 (Photos JM) 
Left: Cardiac pacing, William Bowman & Jerusalem: Ross Blair
Centre: The Founders' Lecture- Sir William Liley: Peter Stone
Right: Special Interest Talk- stories of heart valves: Alan Kerr  

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Meeting 7 September 2023 (All photos JM)
Left: David Black with Neil Anderson. Right George Foote
                    Centre: Some of the 76 people in the audience 

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 Special interest talk: Thomas Moore Philson  (presented by Iain Wakefield) 
Below: Asst. Surgeon Thomas Philson's trunk, 58th Rutlandshire Regiment.  (EMDL Collection)  

 Assistant Surgeon Philson, 58th Regiment

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AMHS Medical History Prize Winners 

2022  Danielle van Dalen

2023 Nadija Palinich 

  Click on this Archives link to read essays and list of previous prize winners 

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Medical Memorabilia-an intriguing library & museum 

 The EMDL collections
An intereview with Neil Anderson. Click on: 
 Ingenio Spring 2021 Alumni
Scroll down to p.32 
(Courtesy University of Auckland)

Mailing list 

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July 2023 Student presentations. (Photos JM) 
Megan Kuan - History of the Anti- Vaccine Movement,
Claudia Hall - A History of Lobotomy  

Donations 

 No subscription, meetings free. Instead we depend on donations to support the continuation of the Society. 

Our thanks  to those who support & continue to donate online or via a koha at meetings.  

Click on link above to see how to donate.
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A new Health Museum for Aotearoa New Zealand entirely in a digital space

See  Our Health Journeys

 

2022 Visitors from Auckland Museum viewing some of the books in EMDL collection with Victoria Bell, EMDL librarian (centre) (Photo JM)  

 

New Zealand WW1 Medical Practitioners 

Collaborating with the Auckland War Memorial Museum Online Cenotaph team, Dr Pat Clarkson has compiled a record of more than  500 New Zealand doctors who served in WW1. 

 NZ Doctors WW1 or Auckland Museum
Click on heading above, then search icon (screen top right)
enter NZ Doctors WW1
New Zealand WW1 Nurses 

Auckland Hospital nurse Charlotte (Lottie) Le Gallais was one 10 nurses selected  to serve on the first voyage of the New Zealand hospital ship Maheno in July 1915. Five hundred and fifty New Zealand registered nurses served overseas with the New Zealand Army Nursing Service (NZANS).  

Click on  Auckland Museum link, then on "Search"  (top right screen) - enter "NZ Nurses WW1" 
(Lottie Le Gallais - photo Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph) 
Charlotte Le Gallias (source Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph)
WW1 New Zealand Medical Services (Photo National Library of NZ).
 Below: Hospital ship Maheno with signatures of the New Zealand  Medical Corps (NZMC)  and nurses (NZANS) on board. (Photo EMDL collection) 
 
Hospital ship Maheno
WW1  Operating theatre No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst. (Photo Auckland Museum file)  
Above: WW1 NZ Dental Corp (Photo Auckland Museum file)
Below: Coats of Arms of universities and medical colleges displayed at the EMDL. (EMDL collection. Photo JM)  

 

80th Anniversary of Cornwall Hospital

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(Photos  JM): Heritage Day 24 February 2024 -commemorating Cornwall Hospital. Peter Stone & Judy Murphy. Right: a small group born at Cornwall Hospital) 

The  39th General Hospital was built by Fletcher Construction for the US Army in Cornwall Park in 1943. In 1945 the 1000 bed/ 48 ward  hospital was vacated by the Americans. The 123 pre-fabricated buildings were then taken over by the Auckland Hospital Board to establish Cornwall Hospital, the Obstetric & Gynaecological Unit (renamed National Women's Hospital in 1955) and the Cornwall Park Geriatric Hospital.  Click on links to: 

                      (Isabella Wensley, Auckland History Initiative.)

39th General Hospital

 Cornwall Park c. 1943 (File photo)
Below: July 2023 James Newman Lecture. Bring Back the Cane presented by John Cullen. Photo with AMHS president Neil Anderson. (Photos JM) 
Special Interest talk- with curator Juliet Hawkins, veiwing the contents of the c.1880 Homeopathic Medicine Chest  (Photo JM)