Medicine, law and the lash: Medical practitioners and corporal punishment in the Australian colonies

Kelly, C. J. (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

Description

Medicine, law and the lash: Medical practitioners and corporal punishment in the Australian colonies

This talk looks at the relationship between medical practitioners, corporal punishment and the British Empire in the first half of the nineteenth century by examining the role of medical officers in the Australian colonies from 1788-1850. It will describe how throughout the period of transportation to Australia, ship’s surgeons and medical officers were expected to oversee corporal punishments administered to convicts and soldiers.
Period5 Oct 2016
Event typeConference

Keywords

  • History of Medicine
  • History of Law
  • Colonial History
  • Discipline and Punishment