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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781403986856
ISBN-10: 1403986851
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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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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