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Biographical entry Pearn, John Hemsley (1940 - )

Born
18 March 1940
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

John Hemsley Pearn is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Queensland and Surgeon General for the Australian Defence Force.

Published resources

Books

  • Pearn, John, In the Capacity of a Surgeon: a Biography of Walter Scott, Merino Lithographics, Brisbane, 1988, 232 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John H., A Doctor in the Garden: Australian Flora and the World of Medicine, Amphion Press, Royal Children's Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 2001, 497 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John Hemsley, The Highest Traditions: a Biography of Sydney Fancourt McDonald, Department of Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, 1985. Details

Book Sections

  • Pearn, John, 'French Doctors at Sydney Cove: Gallic Contact in the Second Decade after Phillip', in John Pearn and Christine O'Carrigan (eds), Australia's Quest for Colonial Health: Some Influences on Early Health and Medicine in Australia, Department of Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, 1983, pp. 45-61. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'First Fleet Surgeons: a Band of Brothers Disparate', in John Pearn (ed.), Pioneer Medicine in Australia, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1988, pp. 33-55, 283-285. Details
  • Pearn, John H., 'Flecker, Hugo (1884-1957), Medical Practitioner, Radiotherapist, Toxicologist and Natural Historian', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 182-183. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140195b.htm. Details
  • Pearn, John Hemsley, 'McDonald, Sydney Fancourt (1885-1947), Paediatrician and Army Dotctor', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 254-255. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100246b.htm. Details
  • Phillips, Gael and Pearn, John, 'Relict of Ancient Medical Practice in Australia', in John Pearn (ed.), Health, History and Horizons, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1992, pp. 347-368. Details

Conference Papers

  • Pearn, J. and Phillips, G., 'The Yentyl Syndrome: Gender Subterfuge for Success in Male-dominated Society', in Covacevich, Jeanette, Pearn, John, Case, Donna, Chapple, Ian and Phillips, Gael (eds), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, pp. 405-408. Details
  • Pearn, J.H., 'The William Bryan - Convict Ship and Colonist's Barque', in Covacevich, Jeanette, Pearn, John, Case, Donna, Chapple, Ian and Phillips, Gael (eds), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, pp. 263-268. Details
  • Pearn, J.H., 'Scorbitus et Contusio: Medical Practice at the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement, Tasmania, Australia', in Covacevich, Jeanette, Pearn, John, Case, Donna, Chapple, Ian and Phillips, Gael (eds), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, pp. 83-88. Details
  • Pearn, John, ''Non Paulatim sed Multum' - a Century of Service', in Harold Attwood and R. W. Home (eds), Patients, Practitioners and Techniques: Second National Conference on Medicine and Health in Australia, Melbourne, 1984, Medical History Unit and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, a, Melbourne, 1984. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'The Queen Victoria Homes for Consumptives Fund: a History of its Origins, Functions and Achievements', in Harold Attwood and Geoffrey Kenny (eds), Reflections on Medical History and Health in Australia. Third National Conference on Medical History and Health in Australia, University of Melbourne, Medical History Unit, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 251-267. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Wilson Inlet and Denmark River, Western Australia - the Linked Australian Memorials and Lives of Two Royal Naval Surgeons', in Peter Winterton and Des Gurry (eds), Australian Society of the History of Medicine, The Impact of the Past on the Present: Second National Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Perth, 1991, pp. 145-149. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Succour and Supply - the Role of the Amity in Australian Exploration', in Peter Winterton and Des Gurry (eds), Australian Society of the History of Medicine, The Impact of the Past on the Present: Second National Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Perth, 1991, pp. 234-237. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Medical Philately: South Pacific Images Which Record and Promote the Preservation of Health', in Linda Bryder and Derek Dow (eds), New Countries and Old Medicine: Proceedings of an International Conference on the History of Medicine and Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994, Pyramid Press, Auckland, 1994, pp. 111-117. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Surgeon Explorers in the South Seas (1994 Newman Lecture)', in Linda Bryder and Derek Dow (eds), New Countries and Old Medicine: Proceedings of an International Conference on the History of Medicine and Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994, Pyramid Press, Auckland, 1994, pp. 154-160. Details
  • Pearn, John; Parker, Neville and Kenny, Geoffrey, 'Ernest Sandford Jackson: Pioneer Surgeon, Early Medical Historian and Champion of Public Health in Australia', in Harold Attwood and Geoffrey Kenny (eds), Reflections on Medical History and Health in Australia. Third National Conference on Medical History and Health in Australia, University of Melbourne, Medical History Unit, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 1-18. Details
  • Phillips, G. and Pearn, J., 'Convict and Colonial Pharmacopeia: Two Centuries' Changes', in Covacevich, Jeanette, Pearn, John, Case, Donna, Chapple, Ian and Phillips, Gael (eds), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, pp. 89-92. Details

Conference Proceedings

  • Covacevich, Jeanette; Pearn, John; Case, Donna; Chapple, Ian; Phillips, Gael (ed.), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, 439 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Parker, Neville and Pearn, John (eds), Ernest Sandford Jackson: the Life and Times of a Pioneer Australian Surgeon, Australian Medical Association [Queensland Branch] and Department of Child Health, University of Que, Brisbane, 1987, 370 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John (ed.), Pioneer Medicine in Australia, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1988, 324 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John (ed.), Health, History and Horizons, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1992, 443 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John and Cobcroft, Mervyn (eds), Fevers and Frontiers, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1990, 284 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John and O'Carrigan, Catherine (eds), Australia's Quest for Colonial Health: Some Influences on Early Health and Medicine in Australia, Department of Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, 1983. Details
  • Pearn, John and Powell, Laurie (eds), The Bancroft Tradition, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1991, 277 pp. Details

Journals

  • Pearn, John (ed.), 'Surgeon' Wills of the Burke and Wills Expedition 1860-1861: New Research and a Medical Perspective of William John Wills (1834-1861)', Queensland History Journal, vol. 21, 2012, 522-36 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Pearn John H., 'Dr William Wilson Ingram (1888-1982) Doctor-Soldier, Physician and Antarctic Expeditioner', Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 41, 2011, pp. 270-7. Details
  • Pearn, J, 'Surgeon-Superintendents on Convict Ships', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 66, no. 4, 1996, pp. 253-256. Details
  • Pearn, J., 'Acacias and Aesulapius: Walter Edmond Roth, 1861-1933', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 161, no. 3, 1994, p. 216. Details
  • Pearn, J. and Wales, M., 'Dr John Thomson (1847-1909), Pioneer Surgeon, Military Surgeon and a Founder of St John Ambulance in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 157, 1992, pp. 771-775. Details
  • Pearn, J. H., 'Doctor Governor, Sir William MacGregor - and the Queensland Medical School', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 153, no. 11-12, 1990, pp. 708-711. Details
  • Pearn, J. H., 'The Pivot: the First Australian Casualty Clearing Hospital at the Gallipoli Beachead - the First Seven Days', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 153, no. 10, 1990, pp. 612-618. Details
  • Pearn, J. H., 'Murray Griffin and his Changi Clinical Paintings', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 155, no. 11-12, 1991, pp. 757-777. Details
  • Pearn, J. H., 'Courage and Curiosity: Surgeon-Explorers in Australia and New Zealand, Part 2: the Science of the Outback', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 62, no. 4, 1992, pp. 304-310. Details
  • Pearn, J. H., 'Courage and Curiosity: Surgeon-Explorers in Australia and New Zealand, Part 1: Discovery and Bridgehead', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 62, no. 3, 1992, pp. 219-234. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'The Enchanted Herb: the Work of the Early Medical Botanists in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 147, 1987, pp. 568-572. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Phthisis and Philately - an Account of the Consumptives Home Stamps of New South Wales', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 147, no. 11-12, 1987, pp. 575-577. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'The Sugar Industry on the Sunshine Coast', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, vol. 15, no. 7, 1994, pp. 329-337. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Erythroblastosis Fetalis-The Discovery and Partial Elimination of Rhesus Incompatibility-The Origins of Exchange Transfusion in Australia', Pathology, vol. 26, no. 2, 1994, pp. 176-182. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Hugo Flecker's Contributions to Medicine and Natural History', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 161, no. 1, 1994, pp. 66-67, 70. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Emile Deplanche, 1824-1875: Scientist and Surgeon of the South Pacific', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 160, no. 9, 1994, pp. 568, 570-571. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Around the Rim: the Role of Surgeons in Discovery and Research in the Pacific Rim; Part 1: Surgeons in the Pacific: Expeditioners and Expedition Leaders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 64, no. 1, 1994, pp. 38-44. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'To Record His Voice: Two Memorials to Surgeon Walter Scott (1787-1854), First Surgeon of Northern Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 65, no. 6, 1995, pp. 442-448. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Surgeon's Mate Lowes of H.M.S. Sirius and the First Fleet', Health and History, vol. 1, no. 1, 1998, pp. 65-71. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'Thomas Tate (1842-1934): Doctor, Adventurer and Teacher', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, vol. 17, no. 8, 2000, pp. 354-360. Details
  • Pearn, John, 'John King: an Ulster Explorer Who Became the First Person to Cross Australia', Queensland History Journal, vol. 21, 2012, pp. 510-22. Details
  • Pearn, John and MacDonald, A., 'Emigrant Etherist: the Medical and Scientific Influence of John Henry Hill Lewellin (1818-86), Pioneer Anaestetist and Surgeon and Patron of Botany in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 64, no. 11, 1994, pp. 790-794. Details
  • Pearn, John and Thearle, John, 'To live...and Serve the Future Hour: Retirement of Professor John Rendle-Short', Australian Paediatric Journal, vol. 20, no. 3, 1984, pp. 175-176. Details
  • Pearn, John and Winkel, Kenneth D., 'Toxinology in Australia's Colonial Era: a Chronology and Perspective of Human Envenomation in 19th Century Australia', Toxicon, vol. 48, no. 7, 2006, pp. 726-737. Details
  • Pearn, John H., 'Australian Orchids and the Doctors They Commemorate', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 198, 2013, pp. 52-4. Details
  • Pearn, John, Isles, Alan and Sullivan, Peter, 'The origins of modern nursing in Queensland: the life and service of Jane Hellicar (1840-1914)', Queensland History Journal, vol. 22, no. 9, 2015, pp. 702-12. Details
  • Sullivan, Peter and Pearn, John, 'Medical Memorials in Antarctica: a Gazetteer of Medical Place-names', Journal of Medical Biography, vol. 20, no. 4, 2012, pp. 173-81. Details
  • Wales, Murdoch and Pearn, John, 'Pioneer medical practitioners on the Darling Downs', Journal of the Royal Hostorical Society of Queensland, vol. 16, no. 2, 1996, pp. 79-92. Details

Reviews

  • Pearn, John H., review of Proust, A. J., A Companion of the History of Medicine in Australia, 1788-1939 (2003), Health and History, vol. 5, no. 2, 2003, p. 160. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.