Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922) - Explorer, writer and soldier

Guly, H.. 2018 Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922) - Explorer, writer and soldier. Journal of Medical Biography, 26 (1). 43-48.

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Archibald McLean qualified in Sydney in 1910 and in the following year joined Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914). He took a full part in the expedition and was forced to stay an extra year when Mawson failed to return to the base before the ship left. During this time he edited the expedition newspaper, The Adelie Blizzard. His writing impressed Mawson who invited him to work on the book about the expedition. This necessitated visiting England to liaise with publishers and promote the book. He was in England when the First World War broke out and he was commissioned in the RAMC and sent to France. He was invalided out of the army in 1916 and returned to Australia where he obtained his MD for his research in the Antarctic. Then he joined the Australian Army Medical Corps and returned to France where he won the Military Cross and he also suffered gassing. During the war, he developed TB and was unwell when he returned to Australia.

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ISSN: 0967-7720
Date made live: 05 Jan 2016 14:03 +0 (UTC)

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