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Author Bruijn, Iris Diane Rosemary, 1958-

Title Ship's surgeons of the Dutch East India Company : commerce and the progress of medicine in the eighteenth century / Iris Bruijn
Published [Leiden] : Leiden University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (388 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series LUP Academic
LUP academic.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Eng
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Subject Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie -- History -- 18th century.
Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie.
Ship physicians -- Netherlands -- History -- 18th century.
Physicians -- history.
Commerce -- history.
General Surgery -- history.
History, 18th Century.
Naval Medicine -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282129244
9048506573 (electronic bk.)
9789048506576 (electronic bk.)