Name: Paul Danby Kempthorne
MB ChB (NZ) 1947
DA RCP (Lond) RCS (Eng) 1955
Date of Birth: 29 April 1921
Date of Death: 20 December 1990
In 1947, Paul Danby Kempthorne graduated from medicine at the University of Otago. In 1955 he gained a Diploma of Anaesthesia in London and was elected to fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons that same year.
Prior to going to England, Kempthorne was an anaesthetic registrar at Wellington Hospital. Upon his return, he became visiting anaesthetist there until 1955. Kempthorne was appointed director of anaesthesia at Waikato Hospital in 1955, a position he held until 1986.
Capital and Coast District Health Board website; Form of Proposal for Nomination to Fellowship, 1956.
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