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Harold Keith CORKILL  OBE

MB ChB hons (Edin) 1922, FRCS (Edin) 1925, FRACS 1932

Born Wellington 21 Nov 1899                          Died Wellington 8 Aug 1954

H K Corkill

WW1 service 1917-1919, Lieutenant RFA (enlisted after one term at Edinburgh University Medical School)

Went to USA & Canada in 1923-24.

Assistant in Surgery, Washington University

Assistant Surgeon, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis under Evarts Graham. Here, he developed an interest in neurosurgery

Tutor in Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University 1924-25

Honorary Visiting Assistant Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1926 - 1936

Honorary Visiting Senior Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1936 - 1940

MO, RNVR 1931 - 1943. Served with the RNZNVR 1943 - 1946

For nearly 1 year, 1943-1944, he was one of 3 surgeons providing a neurosurgical service to the RN and RAF

Visiting Senior Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1940-1954

 

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection

Obituary:  NZMJ 1954 53:530    BMJ 1954  2:473    2:543

Last updated 29 October 2016.