Dr Milton Lewis

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9351 5124
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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.

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. (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.

2014

  • 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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