A pioneer of Australian paediatrics: Dr Henry Edward Brown (1858-1931)

Isles, Alan F., Roper, Peter and Pearn, John H. (2015) A pioneer of Australian paediatrics: Dr Henry Edward Brown (1858-1931). Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51 5: 486-490. doi:10.1111/jpc.12758

Author Isles, Alan F.
Roper, Peter
Pearn, John H.
Title A pioneer of Australian paediatrics: Dr Henry Edward Brown (1858-1931)
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
Publication date 2015-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12758
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Issue 5
Start page 486
End page 490
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The emergence of paediatrics as a specialty in Australian medicine dates from the last two decades of the 19th century. Among the pioneers of pre-Federation paediatrics, we include Dr Henry Edward Brown (1858–1931), an Irish-born physician and surgeon who became the first paediatrician to practise in the northern half of the Australian continent. In 1885, he was appointed as the medical superintendent of the Rockhampton Children's Hospital, itself a pioneer institution in the care of sick and injured children. Dr H.E. Brown also served as medical officer of health concurrently in three Queensland shires. He was a leader in the literary and sporting life of the busy port town of Rockhampton and a scholar and significant philanthropist in the domain of French literature. His life was and remains an exemplar of a class of pre-Federation paediatricians who established the ethos of clinical and societal service, which remains as a core feature of the speciality discipline of paediatrics in the 21st century.
Keyword Henry Edward Brown (1858-1931)
History of paediatrics
Medical biography
Pre-Federation paediatrics
Rockhampton Children's Hospital
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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