David Philip JAMES

MRCS (Eng) 1871, LRCP (Lond) 1886, FRCS (Eng) 1887

Born Carmarthenshire, Wales 1848          Died Wellington 24 Jul 1916

Educated at the Grammar Schools in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest. Studied medicine at St Bart's Hospital, London, where he became gold medallist in clinical medicine in 1871.

Also studied at the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital.D P James

First registered as a medical practitioner in NZ 22 Apr 1873, initially settling in Reefton.

Surgeon at the Reefton Hospital 1874 - 1876

Practised in Hokitika 1876 - 1884, and from 1878 to 1884 was Surgeon Superintendent at the Westland Hospital.

Returned to England in 1884 for three years, gaining positions as Clinical Assistant at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, the Central London Throat and Ear Hospital, and the Hospital for Women, Soho Square W.

In 1888, he left England, and spent some time travelling in Queensland and elsewhere, before finally returning to NZ in 1892, settling in Wellington.


photo courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, A P Ferguson coll.  PAColl-0045

Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1894 - 1896

Honorary Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1896 - 1910


Port Health Officer, Wellington

Last updated 29 October 2016.