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dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Bill
dc.contributor.editorA. Piper
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-29T00:56:58Z
dc.date.available2018-08-29T00:56:58Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn9781925236729
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143556
dc.description.abstractOne of the many strange elements in Brisbane’s public-health history is that bubonic plague, something most Australians associate with medieval Europe, was rife in Brisbane in the early 20th century. Dr Burnett Ham, Queensland’s Commissioner of Public Health, warned frightened citizens that this was truly the ‘horrific Bubonic Plague’, having been ‘confirmed by clinical and bacteriological evidence of such a convincing description as to place the diagnosis beyond any doubt’.1 Unfortunately for Dr Ham, not everyone thought this ‘medical fact’ was any more than a ‘medical myth’, a cover-up for medical incompetence and featherbedding. The most vocal, persistent and best-informed critic was Dr Thomas Pennington Lucas.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBrisbane History Group Inc
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.brisbanehistorygroup.org.au/books/brisbane-diseased-contagious-cures-and-controversy/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleBrisbane Diseased: Contagions, Cures and Controversy
dc.relation.ispartofchapter6
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom99
dc.relation.ispartofpageto130
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303
dc.titleDr Thomas Pennington Lucas and Plague Denial: 'More terrible than war'
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMetcalf, Bill J.


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