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Dr Frederick Truby King provided the impetus for The Society for the Promotion of the Health of Women and Children, commonly known as the Plunket Society.
Sir Frederick Truby King, 1932.
Ettie Rout gained an infamous public profile as a safe-sex campaigner during the First World War.
1918 passport photo of safe-sex campaigner Ettie Rout
Te Aroha boasts New Zealand's most authentic Victorian/Edwardian spa resort.
Beds aboard the First World War hospital ship, Maheno.
A tinted postcard of the hospital ship Maheno.
In May 1915, as the casualty lists mounted at Gallipoli, the government chartered a hospital ship, the Union Company’s 5282-ton trans-Tasman liner Maheno
Dr Doug Jolly pioneered mobile emergency surgery during the Spanish Civil War. He is described by US medical historian David Adamas as ‘one of the most notable war surgeons of the 20th century’.
Children with Polio lying their beds in the solarium at the Wilson Home for crippled children in Takapuna, Auckland, 1943
Charles Begg was New Zealand's most decorated member of the Medical Corps during the First World War. He played a major role in the treatment of troops during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.
<p> Margaret Cruickshank was the first woman to be registered as a doctor in New Zealand. She worked tirelessly during the 1918 influenza pandemic but eventually caught the disease herself and died on 28 November 1918. </p>
A German medical examination kit souvenired during the battle for Passchendaele in 1917.
Death rates in South Island towns and counties from the influenza pandemic
Dr Cruikshank was the first woman doctor to practise in New Zealand and served in Waimate from 1896 to 1918. She died during the 1918 influenza pandemic and a memorial statue was unveiled in 1923.
This notice in the New Zealand Gazette gave special powers to all District Health Officers to close public gathering places that might cause the spread of influenza.
Emergency ambulances alongside the Wellington Town Hall during the 1918 influenza pandemic.
22 people died from influenza at Dunedin's Seacliff psychiatric hospital during the 1918 pandemic.
Robert Makgill Following the pandemic speculation continued over the Niagara's involvement in bringing the virus to New Zealand. The Department of Public Health was also heavily criticised. The government responded by setting up a royal commission with wide powers of investigation. It fell to Robert Makgill, acting Chief Health Officer, to implement the Commission's recommendations. One of the recommendations, which Makgill had argued for, was for a new Health Act ‘to consolidate and simplify the existing legislation'.

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