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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]


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The invigorating climate of Dunedin, and the ruddy, healthful appearance of its citizens, betoken that the practice of medicine in the city may not be a lucrative calling. But apart from any climatic conditions, it is of course essential that the medical profession should be adequately represented in every civilised community. As a class the members of the profession in Dunedin are able and courteous men, and many of them possess the highest qualifications and degrees obtainable from the best medical colleges of the Old World. Dunedin itself is a seat of learning for the profession, as there is a School of Medicine at the University of Otago, where a number of the medical practitioners of the city occupy positions as lecturers. In addition to members of the medical faculty, chemists and dentists practising in the city are also referred to in this section.