New Zealand Medical Practitioners of WW1

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

Click on NZ Doctors WW1
See the Online Cenotaph
Click on  Auckland Museum  - Search war memorial/online cenotaph/popular searches/medical practitioners

Sadly, I have to report that Dr David Caughey died on 15 February 2022. David was a long-standing and very popular member of the Auckland Medical History Society. He served on the Society's executive committee and was a Life Member of the Society and President 2000-2002. He was a consultant rheumatologist at Auckland Hospital for many years before he retired. 

Neil Anderson, President 
Ingenio Spring 2021 Alumni
Click on heading, scroll to p.32 to see photos

Read about the Auckland Medical History Society and the Ernest and Marion Davis Library.

Courtesy University of Auckland
Meetings of the Society 2022 

2022 is presenting ongoing uncertainties related to Omicron. The Executive Committee has therefore relunctantly decided  to suspend the 2022 Speaker Programe until later this year with a meeting provisonally planned for 

Thursday 3 November 2022 

AMHS Database 

The Society wants to attract a wider audience including students and anyone  interested in health history and heritage. We have therefore developed a large, all-inclusive database of AMHS supporters that will enable AMHS to circulate notification of upcoming meetings and activities. 

To join the database please email: AMHS Secretary  


AMHS has needed to update and streamline administration. The fee-paying Members category as such, has been suspended  for operational reasons, along with collection of annual subscription fees.  


Our usual Speaker Programme format is that  main presentations begin at 7pm preceded by a short talk featuring 

Highlights of the Ernest and Marion Davis Collection

These informal, 25 minute talks are an opportunity to hear about some of the remarkable, lesser known objects found in  the EMDL collection - their provenance and the people associated with their story. Talks  start promptly at 6.15pm.  Numbers are limited to about 12 people (first come/ first served).        

   All meetings are free, no bookings are required and everyone is welcome! 


Historia Nunc Vivat 

Medical Practitioners in New Zealand 1840-1930

Click on title to read this interesting book by Rex Wright-St Clair 


The Pink Cottage 1975  (Source FMHS history.blogs.