RE: Author needed for NZ’s WWI medical history

From dental emergencies, treating dysentery and tending the wounded and dying – to the care of horses, donkeys, dogs and canaries as well as breakthroughs in facial plastic surgery – Massey University is seeking a writer for the untold story of New Zealand’s WWI medical services.

While there are plenty of first-hand sources in the war diaries of doctors, nurses, stretcher bearers and soldiers, as well as hospital records, Prof. Harper, who is leading the project, hopes the chosen writer will uncover new material. “The challenge is to find an historian who is an excellent writer, with an interest in or knowledge of medicine and health services.”

For further information contact Professor Harper at or go to

Please note that applications close on 29 October 2015, please apply via the Massey University recruitment system.