Herbert Pearson RAWSON

Born London 1853                                   Died Timaru 20 Sep 1926

Herbert Rawson

Came to NZ with his family as a small boy, settling in New Plymouth

He was a pupil in dentistry of his brother, Henry Rawson, and subsequently took over his practice in Woodward Street, Wellington, until retirement in 1925

It is said that he was the first to use nitrous oxide for pain relief in 1874

First President of the NZ Dental Association

Visiting Assistant Dental Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1919 - 1925



Obituary: NZDJ 1980 76:136


photograph courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library
Last updated 3 November 2016.