Story: Primary health care

Doctor's waiting room

Doctor's waiting room

A woman and her son wait to see a doctor in his well-appointed waiting room. A nurse is in attendance. Rich people used doctors more often than those less well-off.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-012735-G
Photograph by James McAllister

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Early primary health care, mid-19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31514/doctors-waiting-room (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019