Dr John Singleton
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About Dr John Singleton
Dr John Singleton was an early provider of social welfare and medical care in Victoria, establishing his free dispensary of medical attention and spiritual guidance in Collingwood in 1869.
Melbourne was united in its grief following the doctor's death in 1891. Historical articles detail his good deeds, which in addition to his free medical dispensary included the provision of refuges for destitute and fallen women, the creation of a hospital for sick children, and assistance for widows and felons.
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