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Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail

ISBN13: 9780415924528
ISBN: 0415924529
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $34.95
Publisher: Routledge
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 224
Average Goodreads rating: 3.78/5 (39 ratings)

Using 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.