Health and Medicine at Sea, 1700-1900

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Maritime medicine, together with its links to the development of empire, is a burgeoning area of historical interest and enquiry. This book, based on extensive original research, explores the history of health and medicine in maritime and imperial contexts in a key period, reflecting the growing professionalization of medicine at sea from the establishment of the Sick and Hurt Board to the end of the Victorian era. The chapters, written by leading experts in the field, are grouped around two central themes: Royal...
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Overview

Maritime medicine, together with its links to the development of empire, is a burgeoning area of historical interest and enquiry. This book, based on extensive original research, explores the history of health and medicine in maritime and imperial contexts in a key period, reflecting the growing professionalization of medicine at sea from the establishment of the Sick and Hurt Board to the end of the Victorian era. The chapters, written by leading experts in the field, are grouped around two central themes: Royal Naval medical policy, administration and practice; and health and mortality relating to the migration of peoples across the globe, including slavery, emigration and indentured migration. The book will be of interest to a wide range of historians, particularly those working in the fields of maritime history, the history of medicine, and the history of colonialism and imperialism. David Boyd Haycock was Curator of Seventeenth-Century Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, 2007-09, and has held research fellowships at the University of Oxford, the University of California, Los Angeles and the London School of Economics. He is author of William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth Century England, which is published by Boydell and Brewer. Sally Archer is at the National Maritime Museum. CONTRIBUTORS: Erica M. Charters, John Cardwell, Mick Crumplin, Pat Crimmin, Mark Harrison, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Ralph Shlomowitz, Simon J. Hogerzeil, David Richardson, Robin Haines, Laurence Brown, Radica Mahase.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843835226
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/19/2009
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Health, medicine and the maritime world : a history of two centuries David Boyd Haycock Haycock, David Boyd 1

1 'The intention is certain noble' : the Western Squadron, medical trials, and the Sick and Hurt Board during the Seven Years War (1756-63) Erica M. Charters Charters, Erica M. 19

2 Royal Navy surgeons, 1793-1815 : a collective biography M. John Cardwell Cardwell, M. John 38

3 Surgery in the Royal Navy during the republican and Napoleonic wars (1793-1815) Michael Crumplin Crumplin, Michael 63

4 The sick and hurt board : fit for purpose? Pat Crimmin Crimmin, Pat 90

5 An 'important and truly national subject' : the West Africa service and the health of the Royal Navy in the mid nineteenth century Mark Harrison Harrison, Mark 108

6 Mortality and migration : a survey Hamish Maxwell-Stewart Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish Ralph Shlomowitz Shlomowitz, Ralph 128

7 Slave purchasing strategies and shipboard mortality : day-to-day evidence from the Dutch African trade, 1751-1797 Simon J. Hogerzeil Hogerzeil, Simon J. David Richardson Richardson, David 143

8 Ships, families and surgeons : migrant voyages to Australia in the age of sail Robin Haines Haines, Robin 172

9 Medical encounters on the Kala Pani : regulation and resistance in the passages of indentured Indian migrants, 1834-1900 Laurence Brown Brown, Laurence Radica Mahase Mahase, Radica 195

Bibliography 213

Index 221

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