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Title Medical Journal of the 'Adam Lodge' Emigrant Ship, by Alexander Stewart (C), Surgeon and Superintendent during which Time the said Ship was Employed in a Passage to New South Wales
Author Stewart, Alexander
Date 9 Oct 1839 - 18 Feb 1840
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ADM 101/76/1
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Admiralty and Predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and Predecessors: Medical Journals
Description Medical journal of the 'Adam Lodge' emigrant ship. The journal begins with a sick list detailing the date at which an ailment was logged, the passenger's name, age, disease, date of discharge and fate. The main body of this journal gives detailed descriptions of each passenger's illness and how Stewart treated this during the voyage. The final page of the journal is given over to recording Stewart's general remarks on events following his appointment to serve as surgeon by Sir John Russell.
Series Description A selection of journals returned to the bodies responsible for superintending naval medical services by the surgeons of HM ships, some hospitals, naval brigades and shore parties. There are also journals from convict ships and emigrant ships, for which naval surgeons were provided. The journals contain an account of the treatment of medical and surgical cases, and usually a copy of the daily sick list, statistical abstracts of the incidence of diseases, and general comments on the health and activities of the ship's company.
Biographical Note / History Fleet Temporary Memorandum 215 of 1990 terminated the requirement for ships' medical officers to compile journals.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Australia
Ports Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; European; Irish
Ships Adam Lodge
People Russell, Sir John
Keywords surgeon, travel, emigration, shipping, journey conditions, health and sickness, medical treatment, disease, diarrhoea, death, dysentery, provisions, medicine, medical examination, administration, employment, climate, weather, medical treatment, fever, colic
Language English
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