Book ID: CBB001200673

Health, Medicine, and the Sea: Australian Voyages, c. 1815--1860 (2012)


Foxhall, Katherine (Author)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xi + 250 pp.; bibl.; index; ill.; maps
Language: English

During the nineteenth century, over 1.5 million migrants set sail from the British Isles to begin new lives in the Australian colonies. Health, medicine and the sea follows these people on a fascinating journey around half the globe to give a rich account of the creation of lay and professional medical knowledge in an ever-changing maritime environment. From consumptive convicts who pleaded that going to sea was their only chance of recovery, to sailors who performed macabre `medical' rituals during equatorial ceremonies off the African coast, to surgeons' formal experiments with scurvy in the southern hemisphere oceans, to furious letters from quarantined emigrants just a few miles from Sydney, this wide-ranging and evocative study brings the experience and meaning of voyaging to life. Katherine Foxhall makes an important contribution to the history of medicine, imperialism and migration which will appeal to students and researchers alike.

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Authors & Contributors
McDougall, Russell
Hill, David
Briscoe, Gordon
Osborne, Michael A.
Edmond, Rod
MacLeod, Roy M.
Health and History
Journal of Medical Biography
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Aboriginal Studies Press
Cambridge University Press
Left Coast Press
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Great Britain, colonies
Sea travel
Public health
Baudin, Nicolas
Liversidge, Archibald
Wells, Thomas Spencer
Roth, Walter Edmund
Roth, Henry Ling
Koettlitz, Reginald
Great Britain
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century
17th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy
East India Company (English)

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