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Central Otago Heritage Trust is delighted to partner with Massey University Press to celebrate the launch of Mark Derby’s new book : Frontline Surgeon – New Zealand medical pioneer Douglas Jolly.

5:30pm, Wednesday 10 July 20024
Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church, 10 Elspeth St, Cromwell

Central Otago-born Doug Jolly was one of the greatest war surgeons of the twentieth century. Tireless, dedicated and courageous, he was one of the most
gifted Republican Army surgeons in the Spanish Civil War and his surgical manual based on his battlefield experiences close to the frontline was widely used in later wars.  

Frontline Surgeon by Mark Derby traces Jolly’s remarkable career from medical training in 1920s New Zealand to medical director of Britain’s largest hospital for amputees, and restores him to the ranks of pioneers of modern medicine.

Launched by Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan and Doug Jolly’s step-granddaughter, Bidda Jones.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

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