Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail
By (author) Joan Druett
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Rough Medicine by Joan Druett
Book DescriptionUsing diaries, journals, and correspondences, Druett recounts the daily grind surgeons on nineteenth-century whaling ships faced: the rudimentary tools they used, the treatments they had at their disposal, the sorts of people they encountered in their travels, and the dangers they faced under the harsh conditions of life at sea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415924528
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Joan Druett
Joan Druettis the author ofShe Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea(2000) andHen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail(1998). She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
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