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Biographical entry Brown, Henry Edward (1858 - 1931)

Passage West, County Cork, Ireland
15 August 1931
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Paediatrician and Public health worker


Henry Brown was one of the first medical practitioners in Australia to specialise in paediatrics. In 1885 he was appointed medical superintendent at the Rockhampton Children's Hospital, the second such hospital to be opened in Queensland. He was noted for introducing new technologies, such as x-rays, and for the low inpatient mortality rate. Brown retired in 1929 when management of the Hospital passed from the Benevolent Society to the State Government.



Life event - Migrated to Australia
1882 - 1885
Career position - Appointed to medical staff, Port Curtis and Leichhardt Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland
1885 - 1929
Career position - Medical Superintendent, Rockhampton Children's Hospital
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Isles, Alan F., Roper, Peter and Pearn, John H., 'A pioneer of Australian paediatrics: Dr Henry Edward Brown (1858 - 1931)', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51 (2015), 486-90. Details


See also

  • Wales, Murdoch and Pearn, John, 'Pioneer medical practitioners on the Darling Downs', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 16 (2) (1996), 79-92. Details

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