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Disease amongst the Australian Aborigines / J. Burton Cleland
Bib ID 2234714
Format BookBook
Cleland, J. B. (John Burton), Sir, 1878-1971
Description 1928 
63 p. ; 28 cm. 

Outline of antiquity, theory of origin, arrival of dingo, Talgai skull in relation to inhabitants, isolation and biological reactions to disease, infusion of Malay blood, Vansittart Bay, Roebuck Bay, Hanover Bay and Glenelg River area (painting influence); Port Jackson smallpox outbreak 1788, first white contacts; analysis of reaction to disease, comparison with nomadic and semi-civilized natives, types of disease, immunity, susceptibility to T.B., example cases, extent of syphilis, diseases prevalent to northern coast line and all States particularly South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory; boomerang leg, distinctive body odour, skin diseases, findings of death by bone pointing; Pt.2; Influenza epidemics, area and year, other diseases, smallpox records of Kanoloo, Byellee, Toolooa, Meeroli, Kamilaroy, Bangerang, Dieryerie, Ngurla, Muliarra and Natingera tribes; summary of two T.B. cases, records of fatal diseases and areas found, T.B. spread by Chinese at Daly River, insanity, leprosy, syphilis New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, yaws Northern Territory; protozoal and helmenthic diseases, nutritional and deficiency diseases South Australia and Thursday Island, alcoholism S.A., W.A., N.S.W., and insanity, diseases of the blood and vascular organs, South Australia, Queensland.


Caption title.

Reprinted from the Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 1928.

Bibliography: p. 42-43.

Digital master available National Library of Australia FERG/1733 copy

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Diseases.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Influenza.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography - Aboriginal settlement of Australia.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Dulua / Duluwa people (E41) (Qld SG56-01)  |  Health status - Nutritional value of foods.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Health - Nutrition disorders.  |  Substance use.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Leprosy.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Habitation - Nomadism.  |  Animals - Mammals - Dingoes / Dogs.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology - Craniology.  |  Mulyara people (A18) (WA SG50-10)  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Human biology - Immune system.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Sexually transmitted diseases.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Health - Respiratory system.  |  Settlement and contacts - Chinese.  |  Kalaamaya / Karlamay people (A4) (WA SH50-12)  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Bangerang people (S40) (Vic SJ55-02)  |  Health - Skin physiology and disease.  |  Health - Blood / Haematologic system.  |  Ngarla people (W40) (WA SF50-04)  |  Health - Nervous system.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Smallpox.  |  Mental health.  |  Bayali / Baiali people (E42) (Qld SF56-13)  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Yaws.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Parasitic diseases.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Tuberculosis.  |  Gangulu / Kanolu people (E40) (Qld SG56-01)  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Daly Waters (North NT SE53-01)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Waiben / Thursday Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  Vansittart Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Glenelg River (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Roebuck Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-06, SE51-10)  |  Talgai (SE Qld SG56-14)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)


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