MRCS (Eng) 1850, LSocApoth (Lond) 1850, MB (Lond) 1851, MD (Lond) 1856

Born Faversham, Kent 1827            Died Adelaide 24 Dec 1903


Educated at St. Thomas' Hospital, where he secured many prizes.

Resident Surgeon, St Marylebone Infirmary 1851

Clinical Dresser to Sir John Simon, St Thomas's Hospital 1852

J Keyworth

Lecturer in Physiology and Pathology, Sydenham College, Birmingham 1853 - 1868

After taking his M.D. degree in 1856, he commenced general practice in Aston Manor, Birmingham.

Surgeon, Edmund Street Dispensary for Diseases of the Eye and Ear, 1860 - 1861

District Medical Officer, Aston 1862 - 1882

Owing to failing health be moved with his family to New Zealand in 1882.

Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1882 - 1883 (succeeding Dr Collins)

Resident Surgeon, Wellington Hospital April - July 1884



photo courtesy Geoff Conly

In June 1884, he wrote a letter to the NZ Mail re psychological phenomena. Correspondence in reply   (July 1884) was strongly critical - on the grounds that Doctor Keyworth had presented no evidence to support his claims. On 1 Aug 1884 he resigned from his Hospital post, to resume private practice.

Surgeon Superintendent, Napier Hospital 1885 - 1886

Surgeon Superintendent, Wairoa Hospital 1888 - 1890

Public Vaccinator, Rangitikei 1891, practising from Marton

Subsequently practised in Sumner and in Nelson


Having retired from practice, he left NZ in 1895, settling in Moonta, South Australia.

Last updated 1 February 2022.