Story: Tertiary education

Medical students, 1949

Medical students, 1949

Some universities had special schools which provided graduates with particular employment prospects. The University of Otago had the only medical school in New Zealand until 1968, when a second school opened at the University of Auckland. These Otago medical students are dissecting a human brain, watched over by a lecturer, in 1949.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: SO6-345a

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Universities before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012