The Deadly Legacy: Australian History and Transmissible Disease
General survey of the history of transmissible disease in Australia; includes types of infective and parasitic disease present in pre and post-contact Aboriginal population; population estimates; morbidity rates.
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Human disease in preEuropean Australia
Early European settlement and disease
Disease in the later period of settlement
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