The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Dr. Frederick Truby King
Dr. Frederick Truby King , M.B., C.M., B. Sc. in Public Health, Edinburgh, Superintendent of the Seacliff Asylum, is a native of New Plymouth, Taranaki. He was born in 1858, and completed his education in Edinburgh, where he graduated in 1886. He afterwards became Resident Physician of the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and, later on, of the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. In 1888 he returned to New Zealand. He was Surgeon-Superintendent of the Wellington Hospital for about a year, and in 1889 was appointed to his present position. Dr. Truby King is Lecturer on Mental Diseases, and Examiner in Public Health and Medical Jurisprudence, at the University of Otago.