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Sir Charles Ritchie BURNS  OBE  KBE  KStG

MB ChB (NZ) with distinction 1922, MD (NZ) 1924, MRCP (Lond) 1925, FRACP 1938, FRCP (Lond) 1943, Hon DSc (Otago) 1975

Born Blenheim 27 May 1898                                 Died Auckland 8 Feb 1985

Educated at Marlborough High School, Nelson College and Otago University

Charles Burns

Assistant Pathologist, Dunedin Hospital 1922

HS / HP, Dunedin Hospital

1923 Postgraduate study in England 1924 - 1925

Medical Registrar, Dunedin Hospital 1925 -

Resident Physician, New Plymouth Hospital

Visiting Assistant Physician, OPD Dunedin Hospital 1930 - 1937

 

Further postgraduate experience at the National Heart Hospital, London, 1932

Postgraduate study in London and Boston 1937 - 1938

Director, Division of Medicine, Auckland Hospital 1938 - 1939

Physician in charge of Cardiology Department, Wellington Hospital 1939 - 1944, and 1947 - 1958

Visiting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1948 - 1958

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection

Senior Physician, Home of Compassion 1940 - 1966

WW2 service in Italy (1945-46) and in Japan (1946-47)

Consultant to the Southland Hospital Board 1966

Medical Officer, Hanmer Springs Hospital 1969 - 1970

Director of Clinical Services, National Society on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 1970 - 1975

 

Obituary: NZMJ 1985 98:405

 

Last updated 29 October 2016.