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Dermatology in Australia

Dermatology in Australia This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Australia is a large country, roughly the size of the continental United States, spanning tropical and subtropical climates. In the 200 years since European settlement, the population has grown to over 17 million. The initial settlers were from the United Kingdom and Ireland, but now over 100 nationalities are represented in Australia. It is believed that the first settlement of Australia took place 40 000 years ago when the original inhabitants entered Australia across a land bridge from New Guinea. Recent evidence suggests that humans may even have come to Australia as long as 80 000 years ago. European visits started in the 15th century, when early traders trying to reach the Spice Islands (Indonesia) inadvertently discovered Australia. These navigators encountered the relatively inhospitable west coast of Australia and, accordingly, no attempts at settlement were made at that time. In 1770, the British explorer Captain James Cook sailed up the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Dermatology in Australia

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 127 (10) – Oct 1, 1991

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1991.01680090128017
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Australia is a large country, roughly the size of the continental United States, spanning tropical and subtropical climates. In the 200 years since European settlement, the population has grown to over 17 million. The initial settlers were from the United Kingdom and Ireland, but now over 100 nationalities are represented in Australia. It is believed that the first settlement of Australia took place 40 000 years ago when the original inhabitants entered Australia across a land bridge from New Guinea. Recent evidence suggests that humans may even have come to Australia as long as 80 000 years ago. European visits started in the 15th century, when early traders trying to reach the Spice Islands (Indonesia) inadvertently discovered Australia. These navigators encountered the relatively inhospitable west coast of Australia and, accordingly, no attempts at settlement were made at that time. In 1770, the British explorer Captain James Cook sailed up the

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1991

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