Kōrero: Primary health care

Combined doctor's surgery and home

Combined doctor's surgery and home

Between the 19th and mid-20th centuries most doctors practised from their homes, in rooms allocated for this purpose. The building in the centre of this photograph, on the intersection of Willis and Manners streets in central Wellington, was the home and surgery of Doctor Harding. The area, particularly Willis Street, was thickly populated with doctors' homes and surgeries into the 20th century. In 2011 a bar called The General Practitioner traded on the spot from which this photo was taken.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-107006-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Establishing medical control, late 19th and early 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31520/combined-doctors-surgery-and-home (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Michael Belgrave, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019