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Title Medical Journal of the Brunswick Emigrant Ship, by John Tarn, Surgeon and Superintendent, During which Time the Said Ship was Employed in Conveying Emigrants from Cork to Quebec
Date 5 Apr-27 Jun 1825
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ADM 101/13/8
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 Manuscript journal of John Tarn, Surgeon and Superintendent on board the migrant ship "Brunswick". A table listing the numbers of cases and the surgeon's general comments is included at the end of the file. Few cases of any importance occurred, but one migrant died during the passage.
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) Ships and Shipping Lines; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Ireland
Country (to) Canada
Places Quebec, Canada
Ports Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish; European
Ships Brunswick
Keywords death, disease, child migration, female emigration, surgeon, fever, diarrhoea, vaccination, dysentery, vomiting, injury, death, emigration
Language English
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