John W EWART
MB ChM (Edin), MD (Edin)
Born Caldronlee, Scotland 14/5/1858 Died Wellington 5/8/1939
Educated at the Annan Academy and Edinburgh University
MB ChM (Edin) 1880, MD (Edin) with distinction 1885
House surgeon appointments in England before working as a clinical assistant in Aberdare, Wales.
Poor health prompted him to emigrate to NZ in 1887, joining his family who had travelled there in 1885.
Resident Surgeon Superintendent, Wellington Hospital 1889-1909
He was a very skilled surgeon and a popular clinician with both colleagues and his patients. He was responsible for the introduction of improved aseptic surgical techniques, and he ran a very busy Outpatient service. Ewart Hospital which opened in 1910 was named after him.
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Obituary: NZMJ 1939 38:425