Health, Medicine, and the Sea

    Health, Medicine, and the Sea

    Australian Voyages, c 1815-1860

    Katherine Foxhall

    Manchester University Press 2012

    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.

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