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Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company : commerce and the progress of medicine in the eighteenth century

Author: Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn
Publisher: [Leiden] : Leiden University Press, ©2009.
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A powerful account of the working lives of surgeons in the service of the Dutch East India Company, offering graphic insights into their training and practice on board the Company's ships, against the backdrop of the general healthcare standards of the period.
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Bruijn, Iris Diane Rosemary, 1958-
Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company.
[Leiden] : Leiden University Press, c2009
(OCoLC)317753937
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Diane Rosemary Bruijn
ISBN: 9789048506576 9048506573
OCLC Number: 429232664
Language Note: eng.
Description: 1 online resource (388 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Introduction: coping with a black legend --
The surgeon's tale: the development of surgery --
The world of the East India Company surgeon --
The medical service of the Dutch East India Company --
The geographic origin of the Company's surgeons --
The career of the Company surgeons --
'Great expectations'! --
Conclusion: the surgeon's legacy.
Responsibility: Iris Bruijn.
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A powerful account of the working lives of surgeons in the service of the Dutch East India Company, offering graphic insights into their training and practice on board the Company's ships, against the backdrop of the general healthcare standards of the period.

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