HEALTH AND MEDICINE AT SEA, 1700-1900.

Haycock, David Boyd. & Archer, Sally. (Eds.)


£75.00




The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1st.ed., 2009. Xiv + 229 pp., 18 ills. & 23 tables. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Signed & inscribed by Dr. Nicholas Rodger : "Nicholas Rodger, All Souls Coll., Oxford, St. George's Day 2010." Based on extensive original research, the authors explore the history of health and medicine at sea over a period of the 18th and 19th centuries when great strides were taken to keep seamen in good health. It traces the story of naval medicine from the Sick and Hurt Board to the end of the Victorian era. A dozen leading experts are grouped around two central themes : Royal Naval medical policy, administration and practice ; and health and mortality relating to the migration of peoples across the globe, including slavery, emigration and indentured migration. It covers the Seven Years' War, surgery in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, the West Africa anti-slave service in the mid-19th century, shipboard mortality in the Dutch African Trade (1751-1797), etc. FINE copy.


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