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Title: A suitable site: Leprosy in the Northern Territory and the Channel Island Leprosarium 1880-1955
Author: Saunders, Suzanne
metadata.ebooks.dc.contributor.corpauthor: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Publication location: Darwin
Publisher: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Publication date: 1989
Notes: Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Description / Abstract: Leprosy is a relatively recent introduction to Australia. It is highly unlikely that the Aboriginal people suffered from leprosy prior to European settlement but when it became endemic they. were the group most severely affected. The Northern Territory's response to leprosy among the Aborigines was to establish a leprosarium on Channel Island in the Darwin Harbour in 1931 and for the next 24 years all persons known to have leprosy were isolated there. An island leprosarium was not a uniquely Australian phenomenon but part of an old European tradition. This book is based on a thesis of which copies are lodged in the Northern Territory University Library, Murdoch University Library and State Reference Library.
Physical Description: viii, 63 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 958809321
Language: English
Subject: Hospitals
Infectious diseases
Leper colonies
Prevention and control
Subject Location: Darwin Harbour
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Copyright owner: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
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