Australasian Medical Directory & Handbook 1883. 1883. Ludwig Bruck was a medical practitioner and medical journalist as well as the compiler of the first five editions of the Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook between 1883 and 1900.The Australasian Medical Directory and HandBook contains a large amount of statistics and current medical information for all of the Australian states, New Zealand and several of the Pacific Islands including Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia. It includes the following information:laws applicable to the medical professiona directory of medical associations and departments (giving names and addresses)information regarding medical courses and university regulationsa listing of medical feesa complete directory of registered doctorssurgeons etc listing their qualifications and past experienceobituaries as well as relevant geographical information for the different statesa general gazetteer and local directory for several country townsstatistics as well as... a listing of medical periodicalsThis book includes a large amount of useful information for social historians and those interested in medical history, as well as those with ancestors within the medical profession. The Australasian Medical Directories held by Archive CD Books Australia are available as a compendium at a discounted price. Click here for more details and to order the compendium.