Dr Milton Lewis

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Research interests

(1) TheMJA CentenaryHistory of Australian Medicine.Supplement which I edited and to which I contributed has been published : MJA Centenary Supplement 201 (1),7 July 2014.

(2) Coediting and contributing to historical and comparative book on mental health in Asia and the Pacific.

The book resulting from this project, "Mental health in Asia and the Pacific : Historical and cultural perspectives", will be published by Springer New York in February 2017.

Selected grants

2008

  • Conference Travel Grant - Dr Milton Lewis; Lewis M; Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation/Travel Support.

2004

  • History of public health in Australia:Policy and practice; Lewis M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Medicine and Care of the Dying - A Modern History. New York USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). The People's Health: Public Health in Australia, 1788 -1950. Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). The People's Health: Public Health in Australia, 1950 to the Present. Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers.

Edited Books

  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2008). Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Asia and Pacific health transitions: Retrospect and prospect. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 302-310). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asian and Pacific Countries: Some Introductory Observations. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 1-14). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Leeder, S. (2013). Two Health Transitions in Australia: The Western and the Indigenous. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 15-46). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2008). Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: An Introduction. In Lewis, M.J; MacPherson, K.L (Eds.), Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives, (pp. 1-9). London: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M. (2008). Public health in Australia from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. In Lewis, M.J; MacPherson, K.L (Eds.), Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives, (pp. 222-249). London: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). A Brief History of Human Dignity: Idea and Application. In Malpas J; Lickiss N (Eds.), Perspectives on Human Dignity, (pp. 93-108). The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Lewis, M. (2001). From colonial dependence to independent centre: Australian psychiatry, 1788-1980. In Dinesh Bhugra & Roland Littlewood (Eds.), Colonialism and Psychiatry, (pp. 105-130). United States: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Lewis, M., Leeder, S. (2015). Public health at Anzac Cove. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(7), 384-386. [More Information]
  • Lewis, M. (2014). Introduction to a centenary history of Australian medicine. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(1 suppl), S3-S4.
  • Lewis, M. (2014). Medicine in colonial Australia, 1788-1900. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(Suppl. 7), S5-S10. [More Information]
  • Wilson, L., Quine, S., Lewis, M. (2010). Hiding under the blankets: reasons why parents cover infants' strollers and prams. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 13(2), 13-17.
  • Wilson, L., Quine, S., Lewis, M. (2010). Sleeping infants safely - considerations for GPs. Australian Family Physician, 39(1-2), 66-68. [More Information]
  • Leeder, S., Lewis, M. (2008). Learning from past commissions. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(5), 268-269. [More Information]
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Cicely Saunders: Founder of the hospice movement. Selected letters 1959 - 1999. Mortality, 12(4), 385-386.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Medicine, care of the dying, and care of the chronically ill. Eurohealth, 13(2), 14-16.
  • Leeder, S., Lewis, M., Gross, P. (2003). Australia confronts the challenge of chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 11, 233-234.

Reference Works

  • Lewis, M. (2007). John Howard Lidgett Cumpston. In W. F. Bynum, Helen Bynum (Eds.), Dictionary of Medical Biography. United States: Greenwood Press.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). Inebriate Institutions (Australia). In Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, Ian R. Tyrrell (Eds.), Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. (pp. 479-480). United States: ABC-Clio.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). Physicians and Alcohol (Australia). In Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, Ian R. Tyrrell (Eds.), Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. (pp. 479-480). United States: ABC-Clio.

2015

  • Lewis, M., Leeder, S. (2015). Public health at Anzac Cove. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(7), 384-386. [More Information]

2014

  • Lewis, M. (2014). Introduction to a centenary history of Australian medicine. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(1 suppl), S3-S4.
  • Lewis, M. (2014). Medicine in colonial Australia, 1788-1900. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(Suppl. 7), S5-S10. [More Information]

2013

  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Asia and Pacific health transitions: Retrospect and prospect. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 302-310). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2013). Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asian and Pacific Countries: Some Introductory Observations. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 1-14). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Leeder, S. (2013). Two Health Transitions in Australia: The Western and the Indigenous. In Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson (Eds.), Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases, (pp. 15-46). Oxon: Routledge.

2010

  • Wilson, L., Quine, S., Lewis, M. (2010). Hiding under the blankets: reasons why parents cover infants' strollers and prams. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 13(2), 13-17.
  • Wilson, L., Quine, S., Lewis, M. (2010). Sleeping infants safely - considerations for GPs. Australian Family Physician, 39(1-2), 66-68. [More Information]

2008

  • Leeder, S., Lewis, M. (2008). Learning from past commissions. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(5), 268-269. [More Information]
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2008). Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: An Introduction. In Lewis, M.J; MacPherson, K.L (Eds.), Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives, (pp. 1-9). London: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M., Macpherson, K. (2008). Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Lewis, M. (2008). Public health in Australia from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. In Lewis, M.J; MacPherson, K.L (Eds.), Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and comparative perspectives, (pp. 222-249). London: Routledge.

2007

  • Lewis, M. (2007). A Brief History of Human Dignity: Idea and Application. In Malpas J; Lickiss N (Eds.), Perspectives on Human Dignity, (pp. 93-108). The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Cicely Saunders: Founder of the hospice movement. Selected letters 1959 - 1999. Mortality, 12(4), 385-386.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). John Howard Lidgett Cumpston. In W. F. Bynum, Helen Bynum (Eds.), Dictionary of Medical Biography. United States: Greenwood Press.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Medicine and Care of the Dying - A Modern History. New York USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Lewis, M. (2007). Medicine, care of the dying, and care of the chronically ill. Eurohealth, 13(2), 14-16.

2003

  • Leeder, S., Lewis, M., Gross, P. (2003). Australia confronts the challenge of chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 11, 233-234.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). Inebriate Institutions (Australia). In Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, Ian R. Tyrrell (Eds.), Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. (pp. 479-480). United States: ABC-Clio.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). Physicians and Alcohol (Australia). In Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, Ian R. Tyrrell (Eds.), Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. (pp. 479-480). United States: ABC-Clio.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). The People's Health: Public Health in Australia, 1788 -1950. Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers.
  • Lewis, M. (2003). The People's Health: Public Health in Australia, 1950 to the Present. Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers.

2001

  • Lewis, M. (2001). From colonial dependence to independent centre: Australian psychiatry, 1788-1980. In Dinesh Bhugra & Roland Littlewood (Eds.), Colonialism and Psychiatry, (pp. 105-130). United States: Oxford University Press.

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