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Observations on Fevers and Other Diseases

Observations on Fevers and Other Diseases
Which Occur on Voyages to Africa and the West Indies

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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024341

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  • 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.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024341
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. An Account of the Remitting Fever which Occurred on Board His Majesty's Sloop Weasel, on the Coast of Africa, in the Year 1769:
    1. Of the weather and sick list
    2. Of the remitting fever
    Part II. The Meteorological Journal and State of the Sick List, on Board of His Majesty's Ship Rainbow, in 1772, 1773, and 1774:
    1. The diary of the weather, and state of the sick list, between the 30th of December, 1771, and the 26th of August 1772
    2. The diary of the weather, and state of the sick list, from the 30th of November 1772, until the 24th of August 1773
    3. The diary of the weather, and state of the sick list, between the 21st of November 1773, and September the 1st, 1774
    Part III. The Monthly Review of the Sick List:
    1. Review of the sick list, with practical observations, from the 30th of December 1771, until the 26th of August 1772
    2. Review of the sick list, with practical observations, from the 30th of November 1772, until the 24th of August 1773
    3. Review of the sick list, with practical observations, from the 21st of November 1773, until the 1st of September 1774
    4. Remarks on particular diseases
    Part IV. A Particular Account of the Fever and Dysentery:
    1. Of the remitting fever
    2. Of the dysentery
    Postscript.

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    Robert Robertson

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