Australian Medical Pioneers … when Leeches, Enemas & Forks Were the Cure

 One of Australia’s medical pioneers, Dr Bell was born in Ireland in 1815 and studied medicine in London, prior to arriving in Australia in 1839. Dr Bell became aware of the difficulty experienced by colonists in obtaining medical assistance in outlying areas. He wrote ‘The Settlers’ Guide’ to enable those in medical need to help themselves or others in times of difficulty. Continue reading →

Genealogy & History Gift Ideas & Highlights – November 2010

 Gift Ideas & Highlights Click on titles below for more details on each. Gift Ideas & Highlights under $10 Getting the Most Out of Findmypast.com.au – R. Kopittke & A. Phillips – $8.00 Subscriptions to online history and genealogy research sites are not cheap so it pays to know how to use them most effectively. […] Continue reading →