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Otago medical students, 1896

Otago medical students, 1896

The Otago School of Medicine opened in Dunedin in 1875. It was the first medical school in New Zealand. These students (including six women) are posing for a relaxed photo in 1896. Note the unusual student in the front row fourth from the right.

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Medical practitioners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018