Story: Gilruth, John Anderson

James Malcolm Mason and John Anderson Gilruth

James Malcolm Mason and John Anderson Gilruth

In 1900 James Malcolm Mason (left) and John Anderson Gilruth were appointed health commissioners to investigate an outbreak of bubonic plague in Auckland; their report led to the establishment of the Department of Public Health.

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How to cite this page:

Tony Nightingale. 'Gilruth, John Anderson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3g11/gilruth-john-anderson (accessed 14 August 2020)