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Medical students, 1890s

Medical students, 1890s

The first medical school in New Zealand was opened in Dunedin in 1875. These Otago Medical School students are shown in the anatomy room in the early 1890s. The first two female medical graduates in New Zealand are present – Margaret Cruickshank in the foreground and Emily Siedeberg, who was the first to graduate, behind her.

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - The transformation of hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022