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dc.contributor.authorCameron-Smith, Alexander
dc.date.available2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-03-15 11:44:05
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:47:55Z
dc.identifier1004343
dc.identifierOCN: 1100525863
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25744
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33986
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBN Public health & preventive medicine
dc.subject.othermedicine
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otherPacific
dc.subject.othercolonialism
dc.titleA Doctor Across Borders
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/DAB.2019
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.pages326


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