Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail

1st Edition

Joan Druett

Routledge
Published September 21, 2001
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415924528 - CAT# RT2331

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Summary

Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Druett recounts the daily grind surgeons on nineteenth-century whaling ships faced: the rudimentary tools they used, the treatments they had at their disposal, the sorts of people they encountered in their travels, and the dangers they faced under the harsh conditions of life at sea.

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