2018 Programme

Auckland Medical History Society – 2018 Programme of Lectures


1 March ‘Blood in my hands’ Dr Graeme Woodfield
‘The life and times of Gavin Glasgow – the last of the originals’ Dr Neil Anderson
5 April James Newman Lecture

‘The ancient Egyptians:  their medications and other tales’

Dr Michael Willison
‘Fumigation in the history of resuscitation’ Dr Ronald Trubuhovich
3 May Medical School 50th Anniversary

‘Setting up New Zealand’s second medical school’


Prof Linda Bryder


‘Memories of the first intake, 1968’ Mr Peter Charlesworth
‘A longitudinal study of Auckland medical graduates – the first 25 years’ Prof John Collins
7 June Founders’ Lecture

‘The Ernest and Marion Davis Library:  An interesting history’


Dr Jon Simcock

‘Practice makes perfect – what my patients taught me’ Dr Alex Biland
5 July ‘Dr George Hatem: Ridding Mao’s China of venereal disease’ Prof Bruce Arroll
‘Life and times of the first female doctors in New Zealand’ Charlotte-Rose Rennie-Younger
2 Aug ‘Polio Mortality in New Zealand 1916-1949’ Dr Heather Battles
Student Presentations To be announced
6 Sept ‘A menace to health:  Auckland’s slum housing 1935-1949’ Ms Ella Arbury
‘Where have all the heart attacks gone and why?’ Prof Rod Jackson
4 Oct Annual General Meeting All
‘The management of diseases of the breast in the Middle ages’ Assoc. Prof Kim Phillips
‘The history of breast hypertrophy and its surgical management’ Mr Michael Klaassen
15 Nov Christmas Dinner All
‘The traumatic birth and subsequent development of Medical Oncology in Auckland’ Dr Vernon Harvey