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John CAIRNEY  CMG

MB ChB (NZ) 1922, MD (NZ) 1925, DSc (NZ) 1948, FRACS 1943

Born Greymouth 8 Oct 1898                         Died Wellington 5 Aug 1966

John Cairney

Junior Demonstrator in Anatomy, Otago University 1919; Senior Demonstrator 1920

Rockefeller Foundation Fellow 1925-26, working with Professor C J Herrick in Chicago.

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Otago University 1926 - July 1927

Medical Superintendent, Hawera Hospital 1927 - January 1936

Consulting surgical practice in Lower Hutt January - May 1936

Honorary Assistant Surgeon (Children), Wellington Hospital May - October 1936

Assistant Superintendent (Medical), Wellington Hospital October 1936 - December 1940. This post was soon renamed Director of Clinical Services.

Medical Superintendent, Wellington Hospital December 1940 - May 1944

Superintendent-in-Chief, Wellington Hospital Board 1944 - 1949

Sub-Dean, Wellington Branch Faculty, University of Otago Medical School 1937 - 1944

Director General of Health 1949 - September 1959

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection

Obituary: NZMJ 1966 65:623

Last updated 29 October 2016.