Leslie Melville BURNETT

MB ChB (NZ) 1928, FRCS (Edin) 1933

Born Wanganui 28 Aug 1902                            Died Auckland 14 Oct 1963

Leslie Burnett

Educated at Wanganui Collegiate and at Scots College, Wellington

Practised with his wife, Jessie, in New Plymouth and in Balclutha, before going overseas for further training in Edinburgh.

Returned to NZ in 1932, setting up a joint practice with jessie in Hunterville

He suffered a cerebral embolism in 1941 (mitral stenosis) which resulted in severe dysphasia. The family moved to Wellington, where Jessie set up general practice, and they both practised anaesthesia

Visiting Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1943 - 1963



Obituary:  NZMJ 1964 65:111


photograph courtesy NZMJ


Last updated 30 October 2016.