A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician. John SINGLETON.
A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician.
A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician.
A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician.
A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician.

A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician.

Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1891.

Octavo, with the frontispiece mounted photographic portrait and 24 plates, owner inscription to flyleaf; original blue-green cloth.

First edition, the superior issue in cloth with mounted photographic frontispiece portrait found only in this issue.

First edition, the superior issue in cloth with mounted photographic frontispiece portrait found only in this issue.

Singleton, a Dublin-born physician and philanthropist, emigrated to Victoria in 1851. He practised there throughout the gold rush years, assisting the poor. Rather puritanical, he was in other ways a man of advanced views - supporting women medical practitioners, for example - and he was a key influence on colonial society. He became a gaol visitor, opposing capital punishment and becoming a thorn in the side of John Price, then Governor of Pentridge Prison. Among his major philanthropic achievements were the initiation of the Singleton Bread Fund for the unemployed, the establishment of night shelters for destitute women, a mission to the blind, Widows Cottages in Collingwood, the West Melbourne night shelters for men, the Women's Model Lodging House, and the Retreat for Friendless and Fallen Women (now Singleton House) in Collingwood.

Ferguson, 15732; Holden, 99.

Condition Report: Fine.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00

US$920.31   Other currencies

Ref: #2811868

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