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Naval medical officers' journals and the history of medicine

December 17th, 2010

Episode 165 of 474 episodes

Author Daniel Gilfoyle discusses the naval medical officers' journals of ADM 101 provide a coherent view of the beliefs and practices of a body of rank and file medical practitioners during the late 18th and 19th centuries. They provide a valuable source for examining key themes in the history of medicine in the 19th century, such as encounters with tropical diseases and the changing understanding of the causes of disease.