12 Dec 2019

NZ Biography - Truby King and the legacy of Plunket

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:40 pm on 12 December 2019

Today we're talking about the founder of our modern day Plunket Society, Frederick Truby King, who's generally referred to as Truby King. 

His career didn't start with paediatric health, but followed a career in what in modern terms would be called psychiatry, back then known less kindly as lunacy. 

To talk about his life and legacy, we're joined by Otago university professor Barbara Brookes who specialises in medical history.

Dr Truby King

Dr Truby King Photo: NZ History.govt.nz