Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (Hardback)
  • Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (Hardback)
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Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 29/05/2001
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415924511
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is literally a page-turner - I could not put it down - filled with new windows on history, technology and personal experience. It can be highly recommended."
-John Townley," International Journal of Maritime History
"Druett offers us a vivid sense of shipboard life in her descriptions of medicines, surgical tools, the tumult of a whale hunt and treatment of such common ailments as dysentery, dropsy, syphilis, scurvy and insanity."
-"The Arizona Republic
"Druett showcases excellent research with generous quotations...those who enjoyed Patrick O'Brian's eye for historical detail will delight in Druett."
-Publisher's Weekly
"Carefully researched, elegantly illustrated with line drawings, and vividly written in lucid prose, this wonderful book is pleasing to leaf through and rewarding to read. It should be equally interesting to historians and interested laypersons."
-Choice
"The book is peppered with amusing anecdotes.."
-Fiona A. Macdonald, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

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