Murray John MURRAY

MB ChB (NZ) 1945, DCH RCP (Lond) RCS (Eng) 1950, MD (NZ) 1954, FRACP 1962, FRCP (Edin) 1970, DSc (Otago) 1971, FRCP (Lond) 1973

Born Palmerston North October 1921                        Died USA 2001

John Murray

Educated at New Plymouth Boys High School

HS / HP, Wellington Hospital 1945 - 1946

Resident Physician, Hawera Hospital 1946 - 1947

Postgraduate training at the Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital; at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London; at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond St; and at the National Heart Hospital, London

Medical Registrar, St Stephens Hospital, Fulham, London 1949

Registrar, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney, London 1950

First Assistant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 1951 - 1952


photograph courtesy John Murray

Full time Physician, Wellington Hospital (junior to J Verney Cable) 1952 - 1953

Visiting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1954

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota 1955 - 1958

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota 1959 - 1964

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota 1965 - 1995

Visiting Professor, Oxford University 1968

Sabbatical year 1973 - 74 in Eastern Niger where, along with wife and children (3 doctors) ran hospital and undertook research

Sir James Wattie Travelling Professor to NZ 1974

Visiting Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1990

Professor and Head of Medicine, University of Malawi, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre 1995 - 1998

Retired from full-time practice in 1998 but, along with family, has continued to operate Mobile Medical Clinics among the Maasai in Kenya for two months each year.

Last updated 24 February 2022.