Arthur Meredith WHITEHEAD

MB CM (Aber) 1883, MRCS (Eng) 1894

Born Nottingham 10 Apr 1861             Died Wellington 30 Aug 1895

Educated at Nottingham High School

Studied medicine at the London Hospital and at Aberdeen University

A M Whitehead

Resident Surgeon, Nottingham Dispensary 1883-1885

In May 1885 sailed as ship's surgeon on a steamer that traded with China. Signed off 25 Sep 1885

Travelled to NZ with his brother in 1886, and decided to settle there.

Set up practice in Petone.

Returned to England in 1894 for postgraduate study at the London Hospital, Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, Soho Square Lock Hospital and in the Pathology Department at the Great Northern Hospital.

After passing the MRCS examinations, travelled to Europe visiting major hospitals in France and Germany.

Returned to NZ in February 1895.


Photograph courtesy Barbara Simons

Looked after Dr Collins' practice while Dr Collins travelled to England.

Honorary Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1895


Obituary: NZMJ 1895 8:290

Last updated 29 October 2016.