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The Resource A doctor across borders : Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations, Alexander Cameron-Smith

A doctor across borders : Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations, Alexander Cameron-Smith

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A doctor across borders : Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations
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A doctor across borders
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Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations
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Alexander Cameron-Smith
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eng
Summary
In his day, Raphael Cilento was one of the most prominent and controversial figures in Australian medicine. As a senior medical officer in the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, he was an active participant in public health reform during the inter-war years and is best known for his vocal engagement with public discourse on the relationship between hygiene, race and Australian nationhood. Yet Cilento's work on tropical hygiene and social welfare ranged beyond Australia, especially when he served as a colonial medical officer in British Malaya and in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea. He also worked with the League of Nations Health Organization in the Pacific Islands and oversaw international social welfare programs for the United Nations. On one level, this professional mobility allowed ideas and practices of public health and government to circulate between colonial spaces of northern Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia. On another, it meant that Cilento's Pacific colonialism and colonial experience shaped his understanding of Australian national health and welfare. Rather than attempt a comprehensive biography of Cilento, this book instead uses this border-crossing career as a means to explore several material and discursive facets of Australia's relationships to the Pacific and the world
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Dr Alexander Cameron-Smith is a historian whose work has focused on the relationship between medical knowledge, health practices and government across national, colonial and international spaces. His early research traced relationships between public health and tropical hygiene in Britain and Calcutta. More recently, his published work has examined networks of knowledge, personnel and public health practice in the Pacific and Asia.
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Cameron-Smith, Alexander
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R674.C54
LC item number
C36 2019
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Australian National University Press.
Series statement
Pacific series
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  • Cilento, R. W.
  • Public health administration
  • Public health administration
  • Physicians
  • United Nations
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A doctor across borders : Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations, Alexander Cameron-Smith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314)
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Abbreviations; Map and plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. An education in empire: Tropical medicine, Australia and the making of a worldly doctor; 2. A medico of Melanesia: Colonial medicine in New Guinea, 1924-1928; 3. Coordinating empires: Nationhood, Australian imperialism and international health in the Pacific Islands, 1925-1929; 4. Colonialism and Indigenous health in Queensland, 1923-1945; 5. 'Blueprint for the Health of a Nation': Cultivating the mind and body of the race, 1929-1945
  • 6. Social work and world order: The politics and ideology of social welfare at the United NationsEpilogue; Bibliography
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1 online resource (xi, 314 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781760462710
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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present
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access
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Label
A doctor across borders : Raphael Cilento and public health from empire to the United Nations, Alexander Cameron-Smith
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Abbreviations; Map and plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. An education in empire: Tropical medicine, Australia and the making of a worldly doctor; 2. A medico of Melanesia: Colonial medicine in New Guinea, 1924-1928; 3. Coordinating empires: Nationhood, Australian imperialism and international health in the Pacific Islands, 1925-1929; 4. Colonialism and Indigenous health in Queensland, 1923-1945; 5. 'Blueprint for the Health of a Nation': Cultivating the mind and body of the race, 1929-1945
  • 6. Social work and world order: The politics and ideology of social welfare at the United NationsEpilogue; Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 314 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760462710
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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