Doctors at Sea
Emigrant Voyages to Colonial Australia annotated edition
By (author) Robin F. Haines
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Doctors at Sea by Robin F. Haines
Book DescriptionIn this engaging tale of movement from one hemisphere to another, we see doctors at work attending to their often odious and demanding duties at sea, in quarantine, and after arrival. The book shows, in graphic detail, just why a few notorious voyages suffered tragic loss of life in the absence of competent supervision. Its emphasis, however, is on demonstrating the extent to which the professionalism of the majority of surgeon superintendents, even on ships where childhood epidemics raged, led to the extraordinary saving of life on the Australian route in the Victorian era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403986856
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robin F. Haines
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This book provides vivid insight into the experience of steerage emigrants leaving Britain for Australia throughout the nineteenth century. It draws from letters and diaries of passengers, who write movingly about the illness and deaths of their children and tell of coping with everyday life below decks.
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Author Biography - Robin F. Haines
ROBIN HAINES is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Science, Flinders University, Australia.
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