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Biographical entry Webster, Frederick Edward (1902 - 1968)

MRCS and FRCS 1929; MB ChB Otago 1924; FRACS.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
24 April 1968
New Zealand
General surgeon


Born in 1902 at New Plymouth, New Zealand, he was educated at Auckland Grammar School and Otago University, Dunedin, graduating in 1924. After holding resident posts at Auckland Hospital in 1925-26, he spent 1927 as a Government medical officer in Levuka, one of the Fiji Islands. He came to England in 1928 for postgraduate work at Guy's Hospital, and took the Fellowship in December 1929.

He returned to New Zealand in 1932, to practise at Herne Bay, Auckland. He went on active service with the New Zealand Army Medical Corps in 1940, and while serving as a Captain with the 6th Field Ambulance in North Africa was taken prisoner in 1942. He escaped in 1944, and resumed his practice at Auckland. He became senior surgeon to the Greenlane Hospital, and was a member of the New Zealand Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He represented that College on the Auckland Hospital Board and became chairman of the Board's Appointments Council.

He was killed in a car accident on the State Highway No 1, fifteen miles north of Taupo, in the early afternoon of 24 April 1968, aged sixty-five, shortly after his retirement from practice. He had lived latterly at Remuera, Auckland and practised in Symonds Street.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Otago Daily Times 26 April 1968].

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