Open-access endoscopy service for general practitioners.

  title={Open-access endoscopy service for general practitioners.},
  author={Allan K. Beavis and S J La Brooy and J. J. Misiewicz},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={752 - 752}
of Otago Act of 1961 gave autonomy back to the University of Otago, which it had lost to the University of New Zealand in 1869. The MB ChB(Otago) dates from 1962. Professor Morrell describes how "the university celebrated its recovered autonomy by a degree-giving ceremony on 27 July 1962," not, as stated by Dr Hocken, in 1972.2 In the last paragraph of the first column on p 325 Dr Hocken says that "the first 120 students from the self-sufficient school at Auckland graduated in 1974." It was on… 
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