Sydney Devenish RHIND MC

MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) 1916, MB BS (Lond) 1916, FRCS (Eng) 1923, FRACS

Born Christchurch 18 Jul 1894        Died Wellington 1 Sep 1956

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Educated at Berkamstead School, Middlesex.

Medical studies at University College Hospital, London

Awarded the Jelf Medal in 1914 for the most brilliant student in science in all London Medical Schools

During WW1, served with the NZMC in Belgium

Assistant Surgeon to Dr Henry Pickerill in the maxillo-facial surgery hospital at Sidcup, Surrey 1918 - 1919

When Dr Pickerill moved this unit to Dunedin in 1919, Sydney went with him and they worked together there

He then went to the Hanmer Military Hospital, Hanmer Springs, working there until 1921 when he returned to England to undertake postgraduate surgical studies at St Georges' Hospital

Honorary Visiting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1924 - 1925

Honorary Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1925-1940

Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1940-1946

Senior Visiting Surgeon, Hutt Hospital 1946-1953

Known by his friends and colleagues as 'Tommy'

Editor of the NZMJ 1937 - 1939, and Editor-in-Chief 1946 - 1956

President, NZ branch BMA 1948

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection

Obituary: NZMJ 1956 55:411 BMJ 1956 2:715 Medical Journal of Australia 1956 2:874

Last updated 29 October 2016.