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By Geoffrey L. Hudson

Status armies and navies introduced with them army clinical institutions, moving the focal point of disorder administration from members to teams. Prevention, self-discipline, and surveillance produced effects, and profession possibilities for physicians and surgeons. these kind of advancements had an effect on medication and society, and have been in flip encouraged by way of them. The essays inside study those phenomena, exploring the imperial context, nursing and medication in Britain, naval drugs, in addition to the connection among medication, the kingdom and society. British army and Naval Medicine demanding situations the suggestion that army medication used to be, in all respects, 'a solid thing'. The so-called monopoly of army medication and the authoritarian buildings in the army have been advanced and, every now and then, effectively contested. occasionally adjustments have been imposed that can not be characterized as advancements. British army and Naval Medicine additionally issues to possibilities for extra learn during this intriguing box of analysis.

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N. D. Alsop 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. J. Carpenter, The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), 18–22. Woodall, op. cit. (note 7), fo. 3. , 80, 117–20. , xv. This text was republished in 1639 for use by the royalist army and the subtitle was altered to: ‘Chirurgical Instructions for the younger sort of Surgeon, imployed in the Service of his Majestie, or for the Common Wealth upon any occasion whatsoever’. Woodall, op. cit. J. Keevil, Medicine and the Navy, 1200–1649 (Edinburgh and London: Livingstone, 1957), 177, 220–26.

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. medical ‘receipt’ books were frequently copied within lay and professional circles, and exist for early modern England in some abundance, this was not true for maritime practice. There is no known instance of medical receipts, such as those by Conny, being used at sea by other practitioners. The absence of a published literature, therefore, cannot be explained by reference to a manuscript tradition. L. ), The Journal of James Yonge (1647–1721): Plymouth Surgeon (London: Longmans, 1963); Keevil, op.

The focus established in the wars of 1689 to 1713 remained unaltered through to 1815. Publications continued to be derived almost exclusively from experience gained in state service, and they tended to bunch in periods of warfare: 1739–48, 1756–63, 1776–83, 1793–1815. The principal topics selected for study – scurvy, fresh water, tropical fevers, dysentery, venereal disease – were relevant to all seafarers but they were the pressing concerns of central government between 1689 and 1815. It is noteworthy that there was no parallel profusion of publications on army medicine prior to the mid-eighteenth century.

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