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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]


The British Medical Association, Canterbury Section of New Zealand Branch. This association was established in New Zealand in 1896, and the members of the Canterbury section meet in the Caledonian Society's rooms (162 Hereford Street. Christchurch) on the second Thursday of each month, at 8.30 p.m., for the discussion of matters relating to the advancement of medical science. There are fifty-two members in the Canterbury section. The officers for 1902 are: Drs T. W. Pairman, president; C. M. Anderson, vice-president; W. Thomas, editor; S. L. Manning, honorary treasurer; and A. J. Orchard, honorary secretary.

Anderson, Charles Morton, M.R.C.S. (Eng.). L.S.A. (Lond.), University College, 1876. 105 Worcester Street, Christchurch.

Anderson, Richard Walker, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), L.S.A. (Lond.), Physician and Surgeon, 124 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Telephone 52. Dr. Anderson studied at University College Hospital in London, and took his diplomas in 1890.

Brittin, Frederick George Morris, M.R.C.S. (England), L.S.A. (London), Church Street, Papanui.

Brownlee, Joseph John, M.D., M.Ch., M.A.O. Royal University of Ireland), and D.P.H., Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons (Ireland), 83 Cashel Street, Christchurch.

Clayton, Geoffrey Sherbourne, M.A. (Oxon), M.R.C.S. (Eng.), and L.S.A. (Lond.), Lancaster Park, Christchurch. Dr. Clayton was educated at Harrow, Balliol College, Oxford, and at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He graduated B.A. at Oxford in 1879, and subsequently took his M.A. degree, and took his diplomas in 1883 and 1884.

De Renzi, A. Castrial, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), L.S.A. and A.K.C. (Lond.), was educated at the City of London School, and studied medicine at King's College Hospital, taking his degrees in 1885.

De Renzi, H. C. Castrial, M.R.C.S., (Eng.). L.R.C.P. (Lond.), was educated at the City of London School, and studied medicine at the Westminster Hospital, London, where he took his diplomas, and was prizeman in clinical surgery, with honours in anatomy, physiology, histology, practical surgery, and materia medica.

Downes, James Badger, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), Physician and Surgeon, Papanui Road, St. Albans, Christchurch, was born at Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, in 1840, and educated at Birmingham. He studied at the general hospital and Sydenham College, Birmingham, took his diplomas in 1862, and came to New Zealand the same year in the ship “Romulus.”

Fenwick, Percival Clennell, M.B. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), Physician and Surgeon. Dr. Fenwick studied at the University College and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, and took his diplomas in 1894.

Fox, Walter, M.B. and Mast. Surg. Univ. Glasg. 1886, corner of Montreal and Salisbury Streets, Christchurch. Telephone 968.

Irving, William, M.R.C.S. (Eng.) L.R.C.P. (Lond.), and M.B. Bach S. (Univ., Camb.), 247 Armagh Street, Christchurch. Dr. Irving was educated at Cambridge University, and subsequently studied at Middlesex Hospital, London. He gained his diplomas as M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1895, and as M.B. and B.C. (Cambridge) in 1897.

Jennings, Edward, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), land), L.R.C. (London), 210 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.

Mickle, Adam Frederick John, M.D., B.M., M.S. (University of Aberdeen), L.R.C.P. and L.R.C.S. (Edinburgh), 138 Manchester Street, Christchurch.

Moorhouse, Benjamin Michael, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.), 12 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. Telephone 27. Hours of consultation, half-past nine to halfpast ten a.m., two to three and six to seven p.m.

Nedwill, Courtney, M.D., M.R.C.S. (Eng.), Physician and Surgeon, 16 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. Telephone 244.

Orchard, Albert John, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), Physician and Surgeon, corner of Latimer Square East and Worcester Street, Christchurch. Telephone 116. Hours for consultation, daily from nine to ten a.m., and from one to two, and seven to eight p.m. Dr. Orchard studied at the University of Edinburgh.

Ovenden, William Henry, L.R.C.S.I., L.R.C.P., and L.M., Trinity College, Dublin, 1871 and 1872; Hereford Street East, Christchurch. Consulting rooms, Grain Agency Buildings. Telephone, Hereford Street, 417; consulting rooms, 773.

Palmer, James Cecil, M.B., C.M., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Edin.), and F.R.C.S. (Edin.), Cambridge Terrace, Gloucester Street West, Christchurch. Telephone 30. Dr. Palmer was born in Christchurch, in 1865, and is a son of Mr. Joseph Palmer, late General Manager of the Union Bank of Australia. He was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, and when he left it in 1884, he sailed for Edinburgh, where he went through a medical course, extending over four years. At the close of the term he took his diploma as M.B., C.M., and almost immediately proceeded to London, where he gained an extensive and practical experience of surgical work in one of the leading hospitals. In 1888 Dr. Palmer visited Paris, where he walked the hospitals. He visited New Zealand in 1889, but left again in 1890 for Edinburgh. There he gained his three other diplomas, and in 1893 returned to Christchurch, where he has since practised his profession.

Paterson, Alexander, M.A., M.D., Ch.M., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), M.R.C.S., L.M., “The Limes,” Victoria Square, Christchurch. Dr Paterson was born in Bahia, Brazil, but his early education was carried out at Aberdeen, Scotland, where he took the degree of M.A., at King's College. He subsequently studied and took his diploma of M.D. at Edinburgh University, and shortly after visited England, where he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. After completing his studies in Great Britain, he walked the hospitals at Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. He subsequently practised in Brazil and Australia, and came to New Zealand in 1897.

Russell, Charles James, M.D., F.P.S., and L.S.A., Physician and Surgeon, Tristram House, 204 Manchester Street. Christchurch. Telephone 389. Consultation hours daily from nine to half-past ten a.m., one-thirty to half-past two, and six to half-past seven p.m.; Sundays, nine to ten a.m. and page 250 one-thirty to three p.m. Dr. Russell studied medicine at Anderson's University, Glasgow, gaining his degrees of F.P.S. and L.S.A. in 1869, and took his diploma at the Syracuse University, New York, in 1876.

Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo.Dr. C. J. Russell.

Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo.
Dr. C. J. Russell.

Stewart, Francis MacBean, L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. (Edin.), Physician and Surgeon, 245 Armagh Street, Christchurch. Telephone 295. Hours of consultation, nine to half-past ten a.m., two to three p.m., and six to seven p.m. Dr. Stewart is further referred to as a former member of the Christchurch City Council.

Symes, William Henry, M.D. (Edinburgh), B.Sc. (Paris), 176 Worcester Street, Christchurch. Telephone 340.

Thacker, Henry Thomas Joynt, B.A. (New Zealand), M.B., C.M. (Edinburgh), F.R.C.S. (Dublin), 21 Latimer Square, Christchurch. Dr. Thacker was born at okain's Bay, Banks' Peninsula, in 1870, and was educated at he Boys' High School and Canterbury College, where he graduated B.A. in 1890. During the same year he proceeded to Edinburgh University, where, in 1895, he took his diplomas as M.B. and C.M., and immediately afterwards left Edinburgh for Dublin, where, two years, later, he gained a Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons. On returning to Christchurch in 1898, he commenced the practice of his profession in Latimer Square, and has continued to conduct it there with increasing success. Dr. Thacker is well known as a successful athlete, and he has taken a prominent part in football, swimming, physical drill and Sandow's physical exercises. He has also taken considerable interest in volunteering, and for some time held the post of Surgeon-Captain in the Medical Staff Corps.

Thomas, Walter, M.B., C.M., Physician and Surgeon, 57 Colombo Street, Christchurch. Telephone 767. Hours of consultation, ten to eleven a.m., two to three p.m., and six to seven p.m. Dr. Thomas studied at Melbourne and at Glasgow University, where he took his diplomas in 1873.

Deamer, George Edwin, L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. (Edin.), L.F.P. and S. (Glas.), Physician and Surgeon, formerly of 213 Madras Street, Christchurch, is now (October, 1902), practising at Featherston, in the North Island.

Dr Walter Edmund Hacon studied medicine at Guy's Hospital, London. He gained the L.R.C.P. and M.R.C.S. diplomas in 1872, and became a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in the following year. He was Honorary Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and was resident accoucheur at Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, and assistant medical officer at the Central London Sick Asylum, Highgate; for three years he was resident surgeon at the Bedford General Infirmary and Fever Hospital, and subsequently assistant medical officer at York County Lunatic Asylum, Dr. Hacon came to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1879, by the ship “Zealandia,” as surgeon-superintendent, and was appointed the first medical superintendent at Sunnyside Asylum. He occupied that position for seven years, and then he established a practice in Christchurch. Dr. Hacon was a frequent contributor to medical literature. He published a paper in the Australian Medical Gazette of 1882 on “Animal Vaccination,” another in the same journal in November, 1883, on “Lunacy Practice,” and, in August, one on the “Right of Appeal by Detained Lunatics.” In 1891 a paper by him on “The Sanitary Defence of New Zealand” appeared in the publications of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. He also published a paper in 1897 on “Sanitation in New Zealand,” and, in 1898, one on “Public Health and Inspection of Meat and Milk.” Dr. Hacon died on the 20th of September, 1898, from apoplexy.

Dr John Henry Deamer, sometime of 173 Armagh Street, Christchurch, studied at University College, London, and at Edinburgh University, at which he took the diplomas of M.B. and C.M. in 1888. Dr Deamer died suddenly at his residence in Christchurch on the afternoon of Sunday, the 13th of April, 1902.

Dr Joseph Henry Townend, some time of Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, was at Guy's Hospital, London, and took his diplomas of L.R.C.P. (Edinburgh) and L.S.A. (London) in 1872. He was born at Wolverhampton, England, on the 21st of June, 1849, and first visited New Zealand in 1875, when he came out as medical officer in charge of 700 emigrants on board the ship “Rakaia.” Dr Townend returned almost immediately to England, and came out again in the following year, in charge of 500 emigrants on board the “White Rose.” In 1876 he began to practice in Christchurch on his own account, and became one of the leading physicians in Canterbury. He founded Strathmore Hospital for the purpose of carrying out serious surgical operations under the best possible conditions. Dr Townend was for eleven years honorary visiting physician to the Christchurch Hospital, and subsequently one of its consulting physicians, and was elected an honorary physician for life by the Hospital Board. He was also medical referee for the Australian Mutual Provident Association. Early in 1902 he sold his practice, and retired from active work. Unremitting attention to his professional duties had affected his health, and in June he had an apoplectic seizure, from which he never recovered, and he died at his residence, Oxford Terrace, on the 10th of July, 1902, Dr Townend was twice married. His first wife, whom he married shortly after settling in New Zealand, died in 1893, leaving three sons and four daughters. In September, 1900, he contracted his second marriage with Miss A. L. Moore, only daughter of Mr. G. H. Moore, of “Glenmark.” Dr Townend's eldest daughter married James Ogilvie-Grant, Chief of the Clan Grant, Earl of Seafield in the peerage of Scotland, and Lord Strathspey in that of England. Lord Seafield was born in New Zealand, resided for some time in Christchurch, and succeeded to the title at the death of his father in 1888.