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James Edmett GIESEN

MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) 1935, MB BS (Lond) 1936, MRCOG 1939, MD (Lond) 1939, FRACS 1950, FRCOG 1955

Born Dannevirke 12 May 1910                                   Died Taupo 14 Mar 1980

Ed Giesen

Educated at Wanganui Collegiate, Guy's Hospital Medical School

Distinguished in rugby and tennis

Resident posts at Guy's, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, the Samaritan Hospital for Women, London, and in Birmingham

Returned to NZ in 1940, setting up a general and obstetric practice in Lower Hutt

Honorary Anaesthetist, St Helens Hospital

WW2 service 1942 - 1944 with the NZMC in the Pacific

Visiting Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1944 - 1945

Visiting Obstetrician, Hutt Hospital 1945 - 1951 (the first appointee, and solo during that time)

Visiting Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Wellington Hospital 1951 - 1975

- Head of Department, 1964 - 1970

Visiting Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Taupo Hospital 1979 - 1980

photograph courtesy NZMJ

Obituary: NZMJ 1980 91:357

Last updated 30 October 2016.