PROFESSOR JOHN DEREK KINGSLEY NORTH
New Zealand & Magdalen 1950 (4 June 1927)
In 1949 he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship to study a DPhil in nutritional deficiency and peripheral neuropathy at Magdalen College. After completing his clinical training at the Radcliffe Infirmary and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital, he returned to his hometown Auckland in 1956 as a Medical Tutor. In 1959, he was appointed the first head of the Auckland Medical Unit at the University of Otago. During his prestigious medical career, he was known for standard setting, teaching, patient car which helped mould today’s leaders in research and clinical medicine.