Australian Voyages, c 1815-1860
Hardback 264pp Illustrated
9780719085710   Product Code: 20704
Long periods at sea pose unique challenges to human health, and to the ingenuity of the doctors who seek to preserve it. This lively, carefully researched book examines how convicts, emigrants and ships' surgeons created medical knowledge at sea in the first half of the 19th century. Following the route from the ports of Britain and Ireland to the Australian colonies, it makes an important contribution to the histories of medicine, the environment, penal reform, colonialism and immigration.