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Title Sick Book of the Emigration Ship 'Parland' which Sailed from Loch Foyle on the 3rd Day of June 1838
Author Rodd, David
Date 24 May-7 Oct 1838
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ADM 101/78/8
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 ship 'Parland', compiled by Superintendent Surgeon David Rodd. A list of the cases tended to by the surgeon and his general remarks are included at the end of the document; four births and three deaths occurred during the course of the voyage. The ship left port with 294 emigrants and arrived in Port Jackson with 295 emigrants.
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; Ireland
Country (to) Australia
Ports Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Irish; European
Ships Parland
Keywords death, seasickness, fever, injury, surgeon, small pox, birth, malnutrition, fever, emigration, child migration, female emigration, shipping, health and sickness
Language English
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