Parasitology in northern Queensland

Barton, D.P., and Blair, D. (2009) Parasitology in northern Queensland. In: Beveridge, I., and O'Donoghue, P.J., (eds.) A History of Parasitology in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Raw Publishing, Blackburn, VIC, Australia, pp. 35-47.

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Abstract

The history of parasitology in northern Queensland has revolved around the impact of tropical diseases on the successful colonisation of the area by Caucasians and their agricultural animals. The study of parasitology in north Queensland can be subdivided into three inter-related areas: medical parasitology conducted primarily under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine (1910-1930) in Townsville, followed by the Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine (1987 onwards); veterinary parasitology concerned with improving the production of agricultural animals in the area, conducted primarily at the Oonoonba Veterinary Laboratory (Queensland Department of Primary Industries), Townsville and the Graduate School of Tropical Veterinary Studies at James Cook University, Townsville; and wildlife parasitology conducted by various people involved primarily in medical or veterinary research as well as researchers based at southern locations who either received material from their colleagues in the north or made the journey themselves to collect specimens.

Item ID: 10549
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: history of parasitology; parasitology; tropical biology
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ISBN: 978-0-9806338-0-1
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 23:12
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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