Mungana and the Mungana Hospital

Stride, Peter (2011) Mungana and the Mungana Hospital. Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health, 10 80-86.

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Author Stride, Peter
Title Mungana and the Mungana Hospital
Journal name Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health
ISSN 1832-2921
Publication date 2011-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Start page 80
End page 86
Total pages 7
Place of publication Townsville, QLD, Australia
Publisher James Cook University
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The charred and sun-bleached stumps, the sole remnant of the Mungana Hospital stand quietly, enigmatically under the vivid blue North Queensland sky in the ghost town now reclaimed by the bush. The stories of that vibrant, often violent, short lived mining town with its frequently insolvent mining companies and its medical problems are tantalizingly close and distant at the same time. The background and available details of its medical history are related, and the hypothesis that town demographics posed public health issues that persist today in remote and isolated towns in rural Queensland is proffered.
Keyword Mungana Hospital
Mary Jane and Girofla Mines
North Queensland
Remote medicine
Mining towns
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 13:29:42 EST by Peter Stride on behalf of Medicine - Prince Charles Hospital