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Medical Services in New Zealand and The Pacific


page 450

This volume was produced and published by the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs

Editor-in-Chief M. C. Fairbrother, cbe, dso, ed
Medical Editor T. D. M. Stout, cbe, dso, ed
Sub-Editor W. A. Glue
Illustrations Editor Miss J. P. Williams
Archives Officer R. L. Kay

the author: Colonel Stout was educated at Wellington College and at Guys Hospital, London. He served overseas for the whole period of the 1914–18 War, first in the Samoan Advance Force and then in Egypt, Salonika, France, and England. He was attached to 1 NZ Stationary Hospital and was seconded with a New Zealand surgical team to British casualty clearing stations during the battles of the Somme and Vimy. He was later surgical Divisional Officer at 1 NZ General Hospital at Brockenhurst and acted as Consultant Surgeon 1 NZEF at the later stages of the war. He was awarded the DSO and OBE and mentioned in despatches. After the war he was attached as Surgical Consultant to the Trentham Military Hospital and later acted as surgical examiner for the Pensions Department throughout the inter-war period.

Proceeding overseas with the Second Echelon in May 1940, he served with 2 NZEF in England, Egypt, Greece, North Africa, and Italy, first as Surgical Divisional Officer, 1 NZ General Hospital, and, from May 1941 till October 1945, as Consultant Surgeon 2 NZEF. He was awarded the CBE and mentioned in despatches.

In civil life Colonel Stout held the position of Senior Surgeon to the Wellington Hospital from 1920 till 1945, since when he has been an honorary consultant surgeon to the hospital. For many years he was a University lecturer in surgery and also an examiner in surgery to the University of New Zealand. He has played an active part in the British Medical Association and has held the position of President and Chairman of Council of the New Zealand Branch. He was also for many years on the New Zealand Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has been associated with the University of New Zealand as a Member of Senate and also as a member of the Council and Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, and as a member of the Massey College Council.