Armstrong, W. G. (William George) (1859-1941)

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Armstrong, W. G. (1859-1941)
Armstrong, William George (1859-1941)
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Physician; Health worker
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William George Armstrong (1859-1941), physician, was born on 29 May 1859 at Leigh, Essex, England, eldest son of Lieutenant Richard Ramsay Armstrong, R.N., and his wife Eliza Susannah, née Malet, of Jersey,...

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William Armstrong was city health officer for Sydney 1900-1913, senior medical officer of health and deputy-director-general, Department of Public Health 1913-1922, and director-general of public health and president of the Board of Health 1922-1924. He advocated disease prevention through environmental control, sanitary improvement and public education.

Born Essex, England, 29 May 1859. Died Vaucluse, 27 December 1941. Educated Universities of Sydney (BA 1884, MB, ChM 1888) and Cambridge (diploma in public health 1912). "Singleton Argus" 1878, sub-editor, "Sydney Mail" 1879, medical practitioner Merriwa, Emmaville and Bowral 1889-94, England 1894-97, medical officer of health for the Metropolitan Combined Sanitary Districts of Sydney 1898-1900, city health officer 1900-13, lectured at the University of Sydney 1904-20, launched infant welfare movement 1904, employed qualified health visitors to advise mothers of new-born infants in Sydney, combined this with the Alice Rawson School for mothers 1914 to form the Baby Clinic Board (Armstrong was president), senior medical officer of health and deputy-director-general, Department of Public Health 1913-21, acting director-general of public health 1921-22, director-general of public health and president of the Board of Health 1922-24, member of the board until 1941, medical superintendent of Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd until 1935.

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Data from vol.7 of Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Armstrong, William George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Armstrong, William George (1859-1941)
    Thame, Claudia
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 97-98

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  1. The working of the compulsory notification of phthisis in Sydney / by W.G. Armstrong
    Armstrong, W. G. (William George), 1859-1941
    [ Book : 1906 ]
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  2. Camps and camp hygiene / by George Lane Mullins and W. G. Armstrong
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    [ Book : 1908 ]
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  3. Metropolitan Combined Sanitary Districts : Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health... for the year ending 31st December, 1898. [Text begins]
    Armstrong, W. G. (William George), 1859-1941
    [ Book : 1898 ]
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  4. Hookworm and other diseases : danger of disease from careless treatment and disposal of human excreta / W. G. Armstrong
    Armstrong, W. G. (William George), 1859-1941
    [ Book : 1921 ]
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  5. Notes for mothers / compiled by direction of the Minister of Public Health, under the supervision of the Director-General of Public Health (Dr.W.G.Armstrong)
    Black, George
    [ Book : 1916-1924 ]
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  6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
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    [ Book : 1914 ]
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  7. Report / from the select Committee on the Sydney Corporation Amendment Bill, together with the proceedings ofthe Committee, minutes of evidence and appendices
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    [ Book : 1905 ]
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  8. The recent epidemic of smallpox in New South Wales
    Australasian Medical Congress Auckland, N.Z.) 1914 :
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  9. Report on an outbreak of mild smallpox in New South Wales in 1913 and the measures taken for its control / by W. G. Armstrong, J. Burton Cleland and E. W. Ferguson; [pt. 3 of Director-General of Public Health, for New South Wales report, 1913.]
    New South Wales. Dept. of Public Health
    [ Book : 1913 ]
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  1. W.G. Armstrong lecture at the University of Sydney, 5 December 2002 / Stephen R. Leeder
    Leeder, S. R. (Stephen Ross), 1941-
    [ Book : 2003 ]
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