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Biographical entry Bland, William (1789 - 1868)

Born
1789
London, England
Died
1868
Occupation
Physician

Summary

William Bland conducted private medical practice in Sydney 1815-1868. He was a Member of Parliament 1843-1848 and 1849-1850.

Details

Born London, 1789. Died 1868. Medical practitioner, politician, philanthropist and scientist. Trained in medicine, qualifying at an examination conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons as surgeon's mate (1809); promoted to rank of naval surgeon (1812). Mortally wounded his opponent in a duel; was transported to Sydney, arriving in 1814. Received pardon 1815. Entered private practice which he continued until his death in 1868. Helped to develop education in Sydney, active in parliamentary reform, member of Parliament 1843-48, 1849-50. First president of the Australian Medical Association (formed 1859).

Published resources

Books

  • Lehane, Robert, Duelling Surgeon, Colonial Patriot: the Remarkable life of William Bland, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2011, 253 pp. Details

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Conference Papers

  • Proust, A. J., 'William Bland (1789-1868)', 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. 168-172. Details

Journal Articles

  • Russell, Penny, '"A silly quarrel about a sore knee"? Defending honour in a professional dispute, Sydney 1846', Health and History, vol. 14, no. 2, 2012, pp. 46-73. Details

Reviews

  • Fennelly, Kathleen, review of Lehane, Robert, Duelling Surgeon, Colonial Patriot: the Remarkable life of William Bland (2011), Health and History, vol. 14, no. 2, 2012, pp. 191-3. Details
  • Hyslop, Anthea, review of Lehane, Robert, Duelling Surgeon, Colonial Patriot: the Remarkable life of William Bland (2011), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 172-3. Details
  • Liston, Carol, review of Lehane, Robert, Duelling Surgeon, Colonial Patriot: the Remarkable life of William Bland (2011), Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 99, 2013, pp. 103-4. Details

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See also

  • Dunk, James, 'Authority and the treatment of the insane at Castle Hill Asylum, 1811-25', Health and History, vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 17-40. Details
  • Hobbins, Peter, 'Tending the body politic: health governance, benevolence and betterment in Sydney, 1835-55', Health and History, vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 90-115. Details

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