Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (Paperback)Joan Druett (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"...You definitely do want to read the author's colorful stories." -- The Dallas Morning News
"Those who enjoyed Patrick O'Brian's eye for historical detail will delight in Druett." -- Publisher's Weekly
"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
"Joan Druett's latest work lives up to her reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of maritime lore." -- Roy Porter, author of The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
"A wonderfully effective therapy for anyone interested in the story of the sea...Invigorating." -- Tim Severin, author of In Search of Moby Dick and The Brendan Voyage
"Filled with accounts of the drama and tedium of whaling, exciting battles with whales, and the occasional gruesome medical event, the book should please sailing buffs, history buffs, and fans of the well-told, lifely story." -- William Beatty, Booklist
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