June 24, 1933

Flynn of the Inland.

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By Ion L. Idriess. With forewords by Sir Sidney Kidman and Ronald G. Macintyre, C.M.G., O.B.E., D.D. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, 6/-. Pp. 306, with 35 illustrations. Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, Ltd., 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250065037

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This is a true story entertainingly written of the great effort of John Flynn to serve the inhabitants of the sparsely settled inland empire of Australia: the lonely prospector, the ranchman, and the children of these people. That vast land of good country and poor awaits the release of untold mineral and agricultural riches; its people are isolated in twos, tens and twenties, hundreds of miles from medical and spiritual aid. John Flynn dreamed of providing these settlers with some of the bare necessities of medical service. He spent years in the inland, coming out now and then to further the organization of the Australian Inland Mission and to lecture in cities to arouse interest in the welfare of these people. The mission established nursing homes and small hospitals. John Flynn has lived to see physicians summoned by radio and traveling great distances by airplane into the inland to attend

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