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DOCTOR ARNOLD W. IZARD

Student, Orator, Soldier— Bachelor IT may be a* terrible thing to say of a clever man that he is a bachelor. But we cannot flinch from our duty m embarking upon so pleasant a biography as 'that of Dr. Arnold Woodford Izard, 0.8. E., and entitled as a right to a string of letters that monopolizes the alphabet. If the doctor is a bachelor he has something to show for it, and like the Irishman (comparisons are sometimes odious) m the music-hall ditty, he's "proud of it, too." -V Meet the doctor. He presents a powerful face suggesting determination, humor, sportsmanship, vigor and intelligence. It is because Doctor Izard is -all these things that his fine face lends itself to fine reproduction. Izard, the student, first blossomed at Christ's College, Christchurch, arid by the . time he had found his way tb the Trinity College, Cambridge^his academic attainments were pronounced. J In fact, they carried him from one victory of learning to another, and after landing i n St. Bart.'s Hospital with the- letters M.A., i M.D., B.C. .'after his name, he went on to add some more of tlie alphabet m the M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., etc. But with it all the doctor never neglected the inherent love of outdoors or athletic activities, and quickly found himself popular with men who \ liked broadminde.d ness and straightforwardness. It was after serving m a number of medical capacities that he found himself chief medical officer at Tonga, where he advised " King George Tobou 11. how to look after his health. He was civil surgeon during the South African war, wh en, he was 'thrown ''among men of a virile type whose company he liked. All the "diggers" pf'the 1914-18 sbiv o o remembered the "Doc." as one of themselves, with a bent for humor and a contempt for trivial tactics. During the time he was at Samoa he was a popular military figure. It was there, 100, that the "boys" discovered he could sing "Tofa. Ma Feleni" (which is not a 'medical' prescription). His oratory is brilliant and his humor subtle; his after-dinner speeches make one forget the champagne, and his advocacy of the cause of\ the maligned Oscar Wilde is no milk-and-water advocacy. He has lectured all over the place and dodged being lectured to by remaining single. He has joined all the versatile ranks of learned societies except the ranks of the Benedicts, and still dresses more, than tolerably well and sprucily for a single man. A good entertainer, Doctor A.W.I, likes good entertainment— a fight, for. Instance. His hobbies are to be found m golf club swinging and tennis racquet driving. .

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DOCTOR ARNOLD W. IZARD NZ Truth, Issue 1090, 21 October 1926

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