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The Health of British Seamen in the West Indies, 1770 - 1806

  title={The Health of British Seamen in the West Indies, 1770 - 1806},
  author={Cori Convertito},
This thesis examines the impact of disease and mortality on the Royal Navy in the West Indies from 1770 to 1806. It also investigates the navy’s medical branch which was established to manage the care of sick seamen. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this thesis produces a cohesive understanding of how disease and mortality affected the navy’s presence in the West Indies and the ways in which the navy attempted to mitigate their impact. This thesis explores various aspects of naval medicine… 
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