Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine: Observations on Fevers and Other Diseases: Which Occur on Voyages to Africa and the West Indies(English, Paperback, Robertson Robert)

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Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Genre: Medical

ISBN: 9781108024341, 9781108024341

Pages: 216

Robert Robertson (1742-1829) was a Scottish doctor and surgeon. After completing his medical apprenticeship, Robertson
joined the Royal Navy as a surgeon's mate in 1760. In 1768 he was appointed surgeon to the sloop Diligence, and served
as surgeon on various ships in the West Indies, North America and west Africa until 1783. He was appointed surgeon to
the Royal Hospital, Greenwich in 1793. This volume, first published in 1792, contains Robertson's detailed observations
of malarial and yellow fever, dysentery and other diseases which he encountered while serving as surgeon in the West
Indies. Robertson describes in detail the symptoms and progression of these diseases, his treatments and the outcomes,
as recorded in his monthly reviews of the ships' sick lists and many detailed case histories of his patients. This
volume provides valuable information concerning the treatment of common diseases and conditions on board late
eighteenth-century naval ships.
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781108024341, 9781108024341
Pages: 216
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Series Name: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine
Width: 12 mm
Height: 297 mm
Length: 210 mm
Weight: 530 gr