2022 Queen's Birthday Honours
Dr Graeme Woodfield CNZM 
Dr Gordon Nicholson ONZM 
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
Click on  Auckland Museum  -  then  click on search icon (screen top right) - enter NZ Doctors WW1
Auckland Medical History Society 

For more about AMHS and the Ernest and Marion Davis Library 

 See Ingenio Spring 2021 Alumni
Click on link above, scroll to p.32 to see photos
(Courtesy University of Auckland)
            Click in link below to read our latest newsletter 
Newsletter August 2022
Meetings of the Society 2022 

2022 presented ongoing uncertainties related to Covid 19. The Executive Committee therefore decided to suspend the 2022 Speaker Programe until later this year. A  meeting is provisonally planned for 

Thursday 3 November 2022 


AMHS Mailing list and Network 

AMHS aims to attract a wider audience including students and anyone  interested in health history and heritage. We have an all-inclusive  mailing list  of everyone interested in receiving notifications of upcoming meetings and activities. 

To join the mailing list click on the link below - provide your name, email address, mobile number: 
AMHS Secretary  


AMHS has streamlined administration. Changes include suspending the members annual subscription fee until further notice.

We welcome donations to support the ongoing operation of the Society.


Our usual meeting 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 a great 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

   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 


2022 Visitors from Auckland Museum viewing some of the EMDL collections (Photo JM)  
The Pink Cottage 1975  (Source FMHS history.blogs. auckland.ac.nz
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 -then click on search icon (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) 
WW1  Operating theatre No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst. (Photo Auckland Museum file)  
WW1 NZ Dental Corp (Photo Auckland Museum file) 
Army surgeon's field kit