Ron Easthope

Ron is a retired Wellington Hospital cardiologist and is currently honorary Archivist Wellington Hospital, and honorary Archivist RACP (NZ).
He has been a regular contributor to the WMHS since 2002, and he created and maintains the society's web site.   His interests lie in medical history relating to New Zealand (especially Wellington) and Britain.

Talks given to WMHS previously have included:

2003Stories behind early heart surgery in Wellington
2003Thomas Wakely - Battling Surgeon
2004Medical Tales of Painting, Politics and the Painfully-paraysed Prisoner
2005Mostly Murder - the life story of a great medical detective
2005Remembering Dr Verney Cable
2006Early Private Hospitals in Wellington and some of the remarkable Nurses who ran them
2006Wellington Hospital - the early years.  Celebrating 125 years in Newtown
2007Potions, Premises and Personalities - some musings on Pharmacies and Pharmacists in early Wellington
2008On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers - the extraordinary life of a Victorian nurse (with a Wellington Hospital connection)
2009Sir James McKenzie 1853 - 1925
2010The Life and Times of Dr William Harvey
2011The Big House - stories of Elibank
2012The Place of Hearts - tales of the unexpected
2013The National Heart Hospital 1914 - 1990 and the golden age of clinical cardiology
2013London Hospitals - the impact of the Dissolution
2014From Hogarth to Rowlandson
Medical-themed satirical art in 18th century Britain
2015William Ledingham Christie - the remarkable life and times of Otago Medical School's first graduate
2016To (and from) Russia with love - the remarkable Ethel Christie
2016Barbara Mackenzie - who do you think she was?
2017Dr James Barry 1789 - 1865
a pioneering British Army surgeon
2018F Truby King -:- a man of letters
2019Educating Nurses at Wellington Hospital