1881 Smallpox Outbreak prompts establishment of isolation hospital

1881 Smallpox outbreak in Sydney In 1881 the child of a Chinese merchant, On Chong, became ill. It was not clear if the child had smallpox or not...

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1882 Joseph Beattie appointed Medical Superintendent

1882 Joseph Beattie appointed Medical Superintendent With the end of the Smallpox epidemic the Coast buildings stood empty for a short time.  As Sydney Hospital was at that...

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1883 Coast Hospital formerly established

1883 Coast Hospital formally established In September 1883 Dr. Beattie resigned and entered the Immigration Service. The hospital was again emptied and it remained unoccupied until the close...

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1884 The Coast Hospital expands

1884 The Coast Hospital expands The increasing prevalence of typhoid fever in and around Sydney created problems for the metropolitan hospitals, which were finding the presence of an...

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1890 Plans to relocate Leprosy patients developed

1890 Development of the Lazarette Views of the Lazarette During 1886, of six lepers in isolation, three died. Of the remaining three, two were Chinese and one a...

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