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Bruijn, Iris Diane Rosemary 1958-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 1,316 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC986, 940.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn
Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company : commerce and the progress of medicine in the eighteenth century by Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ship's surgeons in the employ of the Dutch East India Company were responsible for the healthcare on board the ships and in the hospitals founded by the Company in a vast geographical area expanding from South Africa to Japan. They were not highly regarded by their contemporaries, who criticised them for being little more than barbers or loblolly boys. The author of this fascinating study paints the true picture of the profession, drawing on her analysis of data for some 3,000 ship's surgeons in the Company's service, and including the recruitment policy of the Company, the career of the surgeons, their geographical origins, their life expectancy, to mention but a few. The results of her analysis, based on many hitherto unpublished sources, show this negative image to be a myth. The surgeons were, as a rule, fairly well educated according to the standards of their time. The tragic fact that they were confronted with diseases unknown in Europe and incurable at the time contributed to the sailors' and the society's dismissive attitude to their skills."--Publisher's description
Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company in the eighteenth century : commerce and the progress of medicine by Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The health care organization of the Dutch East India Company at home by Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century medical hearing and the first observation of tropical phagedaena by Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company : commerce and the progress of medicine in the eighteenth century
Alternative Names
Bruijn, I.D.R. 1958-

Bruijn, Iris 1958-

Bruijn, Iris D. R. 1958-

Bruijn, Iris D. R. (Iris Diane Rosemary), 1958-

Bruijn, Iris Diane Rosemary 1958-

Languages
English (17)

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