Selden Society 2018 lecture series: lecture three

Second annual Lord Atkin lecture:
The Irish convict doctor who delivered Dick AtkinDr O'Doherty

Presented by the Hon Justice Patrick Keane ACThursday, 30 August 2018

Arrive at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start

The Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law

Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane

Refreshments provided in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.

Registrations close 23 August 2018—please bring your ticket for quick check-in.


About the lecture

Lord Atkin was heavily involved in medico-legal issues. His first encounter with a doctor was with Dr Kevin O'Doherty, who attended his birth in 1867. Dr O'Doherty was a friend of Robert Atkin and an advocate of liberal democracy. He was a leading surgeon in Brisbane, and one of the first presidents of the Queensland Medical Society. As a member of Queensland Parliament he introduced Queensland’s first Public Health Act, championed the improvement of public health, and as an opponent of the traffic in Kanakas sponsored the Bill to stop their recruitment.

In his lecture, Justice Keane will chart O’Doherty’s extraordinary life.

CPD points: 1 point per hour, self assessed (BAQ and QLS)

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