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Biographical entry Elkington, John Simeon Colebrook (1871 - 1955)

Born
29 September 1871
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Died
8 March 1955
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Health worker

Summary

John Simeon C. Elkington was an advocate of public health. Amongst his achievements were the introduction of a system for checking the health of schoolchildren, development of a federal quarantine service and work with tropical medicine.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Roe, Michael, 'Elkington, John Simeon Colebrook (1871-1955), advocate of public health', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 425-426. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080450b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Johnson, Murray, 'The 1903 Smallpox Outbreak at Launceston and the Role of J.S.C. Elkington', Launceston General Hospital Historical Committee: Papers and Proceedings (13 November 2005), 2005, pp. 17-22. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.