Doctors at Sea 2005 (Heftet)

Emigrant Voyages to Colonial Australia

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 258
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781349541096
Omtale: Doctors at Sea 2005
In this engaging tale of movement from one hemisphere to another, we see doctors at work attending to their often odious and demanding duties at sea, in quarantine, and after arrival. The book shows, in graphic detail, just why a few notorious voyages suffered tragic loss of life in the absence of competent supervision. Its emphasis, however, is on demonstrating the extent to which the professionalism of the majority of surgeon superintendents, even on ships where childhood epidemics raged, led to the extraordinary saving of life on the Australian route in the Victorian era.

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