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Author Cook, G. C. (Gordon Charles)
Title Disease in the merchant navy : a history of the Seamen's Hospital Society / Gordon C Cook
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe, c2007
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  VG157 C771 2007    AVAILABLE    30530000462085
Descript vi, 630 p. : ill., ports., plans, photos ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Beginnings (1817-1821) -- Social Conditions and disease prevention in early nineteenth century Britain -- Britain's major maritime organisations, shipyards, and London's docks -- Conditions of service in Britain's maritime organisations -- 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, and other fund-raising initiatives -- The Hospital-ships -- Service on the Hospital-ships -- Fund-raising in the days of the ships -- Disease(s) 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 -- Disease(s) at the Society's Hospitals in the latter years of the twentieth century -- The Society'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
Subject Seamen's Hospital Society (London, England)
Societies, Medical -- history -- Great Britain
History, 19th Century -- Great Britain
History, 20th Century -- Great Britain
Hospitals, Military -- history -- Great Britain
Naval Medicine -- Great Britain
Ships -- Great Britain
Tropical Medicine -- Great Britain
Seamen's Hospital Society (London, England) -- History
Medicine, Naval -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Medicine, Naval -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century
Hospital ships -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Hospital ships -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century
Tropical medicine -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Tropical medicine -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century
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