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Frail flesh & blood : the health of South Australians since earliest times / Rob Linn
Bib ID 1560855
Format BookBook
Author
Linn, Rob
 
Description Woodville, S. Aust. : Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation, 1993 
xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 064615978X (paperback)
0646159755
0646159771 (leatherbound)
0646159763 (special ed)
Summary

Medical history of South Australia ; includes chapter entitled "Aboriginal health & Culture before European settlement pre-1836" (pp.1-20) discussing the Aboriginal concept of a physical-spiritual existence, the spread of smallpox among Aboriginal communities, the hazards of camping and a nomadic existence to young children, common illnesses among Aboriginal people, medical or clever men who ministered to the sick, medicinal uses of plants, and rituals surrounding birth, conception and death. Aboriginal health and welfare issues post colonization are examined in subsequent chapters.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [221]-229.

Subjects Public health -- South Australia -- History.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Health status - Womens health - Maternal health.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Health status - Public health.  |  Health status - Child health.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Sexually transmitted diseases.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Smallpox.  |  Health - Infectious diseases.  |  South Australia (SA)
Other authors/contributors Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woodville, S.A.). Research Foundation
Available From Available from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation, 59 Woodville Rd, Woodville SA 5067 

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