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Australian: Health Records
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This course looks at how health records can help with family history research. Records for general hospitals, maternity hospitals, asylums, sanatoriums and other health institutions will be looked at together with staff records. In addition it looks at selected epidemics and medical treatments that our ancestors might have been familiar with.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1
Introduction to Health Records
Note about Web Addresses
Websites
Introduction

Brief history of health in Australia
  • Brief timeline

    Epidemics
  • Smallpox
  • Bubonic plague
  • Spanish Flu
  • Poliomyelitis

    Infectious disease hospitals
    Occupational health issues

    What are health records?
  • Access

    Resources for identifying & locating health records
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Almanacs and Directories
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs

    Summary

    Module 2
    General Hospital Records
    Websites
    Introduction

    Why use hospital records?
  • Types of hospital records
  • Patient records
  • Hospital buildings

    Archives and Access

    Public Hospitals
  • Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

    Private Hospitals
    Subscription Websites
    Summary

    Module 3
    Lying-In (Maternity) Hospitals
    Websites
    Introduction
    Mortality Rate (Women and infants)
    Lying-in hospitals
    Midwives
    Maternal and Child Welfare Clinics
    Postpartum Depression
    Indigence Allowance
    Baby farming
    Pregnancy Terminations
    Summary

    Module 4
    Asylums
    Websites
    Introduction
    What are asylums?
    What the records tell us
    Early History

    Locating asylum records
  • State Archives
  • Access
  • National Archives

    Other resources
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Subscription databases
  • Specialist websites

    Summary

    Module 5
    Other Health Institutions
    Websites
    Introduction
    The voyage out and shipboard health
    Quarantine stations

    Sanatoriums
  • Inebriate Institutes

    Lazarets

    Other institutions
  • Dental hospitals

    Museums, historical societies & genealogy/family history societies
  • Ballarat and District Genealogical Society
  • Western Australian Medical Museum
  • Morisset Hospital Historical Society
  • Nursing Museum, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
  • Diamantina Health Care Museum

    Summary

    Module 6
    Hospital Committees, Staff & Medical Treatments
    Websites
    Introduction
    Hospital committees

    Staff records
  • Nurses and Midwives

    General hospital staff
    Dentists
    Chemists, druggists and pharmacists
    Specialist indexes
    Professional associations and Trade unions
    Hospital archives

    Heritage associations
  • Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association

    Medical Treatments
    Summary

    Suggested Reading & Resources
  • Microform
  • CD ROM
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Thesis

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