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Nelson's Surgeon : William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Author: Laurence Brockliss; John Cardwell; Michael Moss
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2005.
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The death of Admiral Nelson on his flagship, the Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is the basis of a well-known story. This book focuses on William Beatty, the surgeon who attended Nelson in his last hours and was later to publicize the deathbed scene. It traces his life and career as a leading naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards. - ;In the lead-up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Named Person: William Beatty; William Beatty
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Brockliss; John Cardwell; Michael Moss
ISBN: 9780191516047 019151604X
OCLC Number: 476256807
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps, Table, and Figure; List of Abbreviations; Note; 1. The Naval Surgeon During the French Wars; 2. Origins and Early Career; 3. The Mediterranean and Trafalgar; 4. Beatty and Nelson's Apotheosis; 5. Later Career; Afterword; Select Bibliography; Index.

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The death of Admiral Nelson on his flagship, the Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is the basis of a well-known story. This book focuses on William Beatty, the surgeon who attended Nelson in his last hours and was later to publicize the deathbed scene. It traces his life and career as a leading naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards. - ;In the lead-up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar a number of important new studies have been published about the life of Nelson and his defeat of the Combined Fleet in 1805. Despite the significant role played by the health and fitness.

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