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Title Medical and Surgical Journal of the Fortitude Emigrant Ship, by Francis Connin, Surgeon and Superintendent, during which Time the said Ship was Employed in Carrying Emigrants from Cork to Upper Canada
Author Connin, Francis
Date 28 Apr-1 Jul 1825
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ADM 101/77/1
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 and surgical journal of the 'Fortitude' emigrant ship. The journal records the date at which an ailment was logged by Connin, the passenger's name, age, disease, date of discharge and fate. At the very back of this journal there is a table detailing an abstract of the cases logged in the journal, giving statistics of the most common disease, death rates on board ship, and passengers discharged or sent to hospital.
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) Ireland
Country (to) Canada
Ports Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish; European
Ships Fortitude
Keywords surgeon, travel, emigration, shipping, journey conditions, health and sickness, medical treatment, disease, medical examination, administration, medicine, diarrhoea, children, pregnancy, medical treatment, wine, fever, scurvy, hospital, death, statistics
Language English
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