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Walter Snedden ROBERTSON OBE

MB ChB (NZ) 1912, FRACS 1932

Born Dunedin 25 Jan 1899                           Died Wellington 17 Jul 1968

Walter Robertson

WW1 service with NZMC, following which he did postgraduate work in England before returning to NZ, to an appointment at the Trentham Military Camp. There he was involved with the rehabilitation of returned soldiers.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1922 - 1929

Private orthopaedic practice 1929 - 1939

Rejoined staff of Wellington Hospital 1939 - 1945

In 1945 - 46 he spent 1 year in China training others in orthopaedics, under the auspices of UNRA

Director of Orthopaedics, Wellington Hospital 1947 - 1954

Title changed to Director of Physical Medicine from October 1951

Honorary Orthopaedic Consultant, Indian Leprosy Mission 1955 - 1956

 

photograph courtesy NZMJ

Obituary: NZMJ 1968 68:195

Last updated 29 October 2016.