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Disease in the merchant navy : a history of the Seamen's Hospital Society

Author: G C Cook
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its foundation in 1812, the Seamen's Hospital Society has been responsible for the physical welfare of merchant seamen and has headed many remarkable advances in medical science. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G C Cook
ISBN: 9781846192364 1846192366
OCLC Number: 156834898
Description: vi, 630 pages : illustrations, portraits, plans, photographs ; 26 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Social Conditions and disease prevention in early nineteenth century Britain --
Britain's major maritime organizations, shipyards, and London's docks --
Conditions of service in Britain's maritime organizations --
Diseases afflicting sailors before 1821 --
The SHS's precursor early meetings aimed at London's homeless Most of the Destitute seem to be Sailors --
This laudable Institution the permanent society is launched in 1821 --
The days of the Hospital-ships 1821-70 --
John Lydekker 1778-1832 a benefaction leading to the Act of Incorporation andother fund-raising initiatives --
The Hospital-ships --
Service on the Hospital-ships --
Fund-raisingin the days of the ships --
Diseases on the Hospital-ships --
Administrators, physicians and surgeons who served during the ship era --
The SHS in full swing 1870-1914 --
Transfer of facilities to the Infirmary of the Royal Hospital Greenwich in 1870 --
Expansion of facilities at the Dreadnought and further afield --
The Society's expanding staff 1870-1914 --
Diseases encountered by the Society 1870-1914 --
Nursing and nurse-training at the Dreadnought and ADH establishment of a school on Nightingale lines --
Genesis of the first school for tropical diseases at the ADH --
The London School of Clinical Medicine 1906-14 and structural changes to the Dreadnought Hospital --
Two World Wars, introduction of the National Health Service and insidious decline of the Society 1914-2006 --
The Great War 1914-18 the inter-war years and several new facilities --
Staffing during the Great War and inter-war years --
The Second World War 1939-45 introduction of the National Health Service 1948 and decline in the Society's activities --
Diseases at the Society's Hospitals in the latter years of the twentieth century --
TheSociety's staff in recent times --
The Society and its tropical medicine component in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries --
The Board of Management Minute Books and their dates --
Appeal notice issued after the Public Meeting on 8 March 1821 --
Instructions to personnel on the last of the Hospital-ships --
Log of the Dreadnought 1865-68.
Responsibility: Gordon C. Cook.

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