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Title Medical Journal of the Woodbridge Emigrant Ship, by Alexander Stewart, Surgeon Superintendent, During which Time the Said Ship was Employed in a Passage to Sydney, New South Wales
Author Stewart, Alexander
Date 2 Apr-18 Sep 1839
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ADM 101/79/8
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 Sick book of the emigration ship 'Woodbridge', compiled by Superintendent Surgeon Alexander Stewart. Includes a sick list and accounts of cases tended to by the surgeon, along with his general remarks. Two births and 10 deaths occurred during the course of the voyage.
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) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Ports Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality English; Irish; European
Ships Woodbridge
Keywords death, birth, surgeon, fever, dysentery, scabies, vomiting, herpes, constipation, injury, scabies, diarrhoea, shipping, health and sickness
Language English
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