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David WHYTE

MB ChB (NZ) 1912, FRCS (Eng) 1922, FRACS 1928

Born Duntocher, Dumbartonshire, Scotland 1889            Died Wellington 29 Dec 1950

David Whyte

Came to NZ with family in 1897

HS/HP, Dunedin Hospital

Went to England for postgraduate studies. Joined RAMC 1914, and served in France

In 1918, still with the RAMC, he was posted to India.

Honorary Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1924 - 1940

Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1940 - 1949

Major interest and expertise in colorectal surgery

Upon his retirement, the David Whyte prize in Clinical Surgery for final year medical students, was established in his honour.

 

Obituary: NZMJ 1951 50:63

 

 

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