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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Something for History of Medicine

The National Archives, UK, has digitized the contents of the Royal Navy Medical Officers' journals from 1793 to 1880. These meticulous records contain patient histories, symptoms, treatments and "include a variety of colourful tales of 18th and 19th century ship life, from drunken rum-related incidents, venereal disease, scurvy, shark bites and tarantulas, to lightning strikes, gun fights, mutiny, arrests and court martial - not to mention ship wrecks and even murder":
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