Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Maytown Hospital

Peter Stride*

University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia

*Correspondance to: Peter Stride 

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Fortunes were made and lives were lost equally easily in the last three decades of the nineteenth century in Australia?s northernmost cape. Maytown, now totally deserted, was the central administrative town of the gold rush period on the Palmer River, Cape York. Amongst the usual facilities and infrastructure, the town had a hospital and a series of resident medical officers. The diseases and other medical problems managed by those doctors are presented.


Maytown hospital; Palmer River; Indigenous warriors; Gold trauma; Infections


Stride P. Maytown Hospital. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2974..

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