CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Dr. John Ewart, M.B., C.M., the Medical Superintendent, was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and educated at Annan, this being the school which the celebrated Thomas Carlyle attended. Dr. Ewart qualified for his profession at the Edinburgh University, gaining his degrees M.B., C.M., in 1880, and taking his M.D. five years later. Till 1889 he practised in Aberdare, South Wales, but owing to a breakdown in health came out to New Zealand per ship Waimate. After a year's rest in the Colony, during which his health was greatly improved, Dr. Ewart became surgeon of the Timaru Hospital for a few months. About five years ago he was appointed to the charge of the Wellington District Hospital. Dr. Ewart was married in 1890 to Miss Brandon, daughter of Mr. Richard Brandon of Kent England.
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