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The Life of Leslie Averill M.D: First into Le Quesnoy: Battles, Babies & Boardrooms
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"Dr Leslie Averill (1897-1981) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and became one of that city's most admired and respected public figures as chairman of the North Canterbury Hospital Board (1956-74). In this role he supervised the building of the Princess Margaret Hospital an...d started
the rebuilding of Christchurch Hospital with the Riverside ward block. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Christchurch Clinical School of Medicine and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.
As one of the city's first specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists he contributed to significant improvements in maternal welfare in the 1920s and 1930s. He was medical officer of the Christchurch St Helens Hospital and led the campaign to build what later became Christchurch Women's Hospital. For many years he was chairman of the Executive of St George's Private Hospital.
This long and busy career as a leader in hospital services in Christchurch and Canterbury was preceded by distinguished service near the end of the First World War. He won the MC at Bapaume and was the first to gain entry to the besieged town of Le Quesnoy on 4 November 1918. His later
efforts to foster a cordial relationship between this town and New Zealand was recognised by his appointment as a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He has been remembered in Le Quesnoy by the naming of a street and a school after 'le Docteur Averill'.
Co-author Colin Averill has written a rich and interesting family history while historian Geoffrey Rice has researched the public career from archives and newspapers. Many of the photographs are here published for the first time"--Back cover.
||28 Oct 2018
||NZ / SP Author Self Published
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