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Author Cameron-Smith, Alexander, author.

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

Publication Info. Acton ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 314 pages) : illustrations
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Series Pacific series
Pacific series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314).
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.
Biography 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.
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
Note Print version record.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Subject Cilento, R. W. (Raphael West), 1893-1985.
United Nations -- Officials and employees, Australian -- Biography.
Cilento, R. W. (Raphael West), 1893-1985. (OCoLC)fst00043848
United Nations. (OCoLC)fst00530351
Public health administration -- Biography.
Public health administration -- Australia.
Physicians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Physicians. (OCoLC)fst01062841
Public health administration. (OCoLC)fst01082334
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Queensland. (OCoLC)fst01204261
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Cameron-Smith, Alexander. Doctor across borders. Canberra : ANU Press, 2019 (OCoLC)1088511717
ISBN 9781760462710 (electronic bk.)
1760462713 (electronic bk.)
9781760462659 (electronic bk.)
1760462659 (electronic bk.)
9781760462642 (paperback)
1760462640 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000065115678
AU@ 000065141937
AUNED 000065115678

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