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James Roberts BOYD  MC  CBE

MB ChB (Edin) 1911, MD (Edin) 1914, MRCP (Edin) 1924, FRACP 1939, FRCP (Edin) 1940

Born Innerleithen, Scottish Borders 6 Sep 1886             Died Wellington 29 Jan 1960

J Roberts Boyd

HP, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Joined the Colonial Medical Service, and was posted to Fiji in 1913

At outbreak of WW1, joined the RAMC (2 years), then NZMC, and at war's end, came to NZ.

Initially set up practice in Kaponga, Taranaki, before moving to Lower Hutt. Set up as a Consulting Physician in Wellington.

Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1928 - 1940

Visiting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1940 - 1948

Upon retirement, the J Roberts Boyd Prize in Medicine for final year medical students was established in his honour.

 

 

Obituary: NZMJ 1960 59:164

 

 

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection
Last updated 29 October 2016.