Podcast: The Medical Front (A night in the JOL)


Medicos from Queensland played significant roles during the First World War. The John Oxley Library features holdings such as the Marks Family Papers, which include the letters and photographs of three brothers who served as doctors throughout the bloody conflicts of Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Captain A.G. Butler from Kilcoy, Regimental Medical Officer with the 9th Battalion was aboard one of the first boats ashore at Anzac Cove. He would go on to write the official account of Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914–1918.

Listen to distinguished army medical officers and historians Professor John Pearn AO, RFD and Dr Robert Likeman CSM in discussion with ABC Radio National broadcaster Ian Townsend.

Recorded on 21 Ocfober 2014, State Library of Queensland, South Bank.


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