NAME: JAMES STUART CHURCH
MB CHB, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO (1923)
MD, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO (1931)
MFARACS (1952) FFARACS (1954)
DATE OF BIRTH: 29 DECEMBER 1898
DATE OF DEATH: 15 MAY 1986
James Stuart Church was born in Naseby, New Zealand in 1898. His father was a medical practitioner. He attended school at Waitake Boy’s High School, following on to study medicine at the University of Otago. Church graduated in 1923 and in 1928 moved to New Plymouth where, under the tutelage of Charles Burns, he completed a thesis on white blood cells and gained his MD in 1931.
Church was an executive member of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists since its formation. In 1939 he wrote to many leading anaesthetists in the country, suggesting the formation of a professional society. But, the NZSA would have to wait until after World War II.
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- Image: James Stuart Church, Application Form, 1954, Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History.
- Summary extracted from Obituary NZMJ, 1987, 100:301-2