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Richard Hornabrook

Professor Richard Hornabrook (1968-77), was actively engaged in coordinating collaborative research on a wide range of diseases in PNG, including kuru, Pigbel, cretinism and an epidemic of syphilis in the Highlands. There was a great deal of scientific activity and a constant flow of visiting scientists, research workers and students. A research base was established on Karkar Island. By 1975, the institute’s name was changed and it became the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research.


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