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The upsurge of interest in Indigenous health in the 1950s and 1960s

Thomas, David P. (2005). The upsurge of interest in Indigenous health in the 1950s and 1960s. Medical Journal of Australia,180(10):521-523.

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NHMRC Grant No. 978508
Title The upsurge of interest in Indigenous health in the 1950s and 1960s
Author Thomas, David P.
Journal Name Medical Journal of Australia
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 180
Issue Number 10
ISSN 0025-729X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 521
End Page 523
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a dramatic explosion in the number of letters to the editor about Indigenous health published in the MJA, reflecting increased reader interest. The letters from Barry Christophers were part of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement’s largely successful campaign for equal civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His letters not only drew attention to discriminatory legislation and policies, but also emphasised the structural (especially economic) determinants of Indigenous ill-health, and the negative impact on Indigenous people of racist medical representations.

Keywords Aboriginal
Health Services, Indigenous
History, 20th Century
Social Values
Torres Strait Islander
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