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Author Vale, Brian, author.

Title Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832 / Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards
Published Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 235 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Background. The Edinburgh experience ; Medicine at sea -- From surgeon's mate to physician to the fleet. HMS Berwick ; Surgeon of a slaver ; Northumbrian interlude ; Recalled to the colours ; The Royal Hospital, Haslar ; Physician to the Channel fleet ; The conquest of scurvy ; Shore-based in Plymouth ; Honours and half-pay -- The Newcastle years. Married life and civilian practice ; An essay on drunkenness ; A war of pamphlets ; A view of the nervous temperament ; Physician as poet and playwright ; Thomas Trotter and the great theatre of life
Summary The book outlines Trotter's education in enlightenment Edinburgh, his service in the navy, where he successfully argued for better recognition of and conditions for naval surgeons, his participation in key battles, including the Glorious First of June, and his falling out with leading Admiralty figures. It also covers his later life as a physician in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, his studies and writing at this period being widely regarded as pioneering work in the field of addiction studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Trotter, Thomas, 1760-1832.
SUBJECT Trotter, Thomas, 1760-1832. fast (OCoLC)fst00060153
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Medical care -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Sanitary affairs -- History -- 18th century
SUBJECT Great Britain. Royal Navy. fast (OCoLC)fst00529487
Subject Ship physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Neuroses -- Treatment -- History -- 19th century
Alcoholism -- Treatment -- History -- 19th century
Alcoholism -- history
History, 19th Century
Military Personnel
Naval Medicine -- history
Neurotic Disorders -- history
Scurvy -- history
MEDICAL -- Physicians.
HISTORY -- Modern -- General.
Alcoholism -- Treatment.
Armed Forces -- Medical care.
Armed Forces -- Sanitary affairs.
Neuroses -- Treatment.
Ship physicians.
SUBJECT United Kingdom
Subject Great Britain.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Edwards, Griffith, author.
ISBN 9781846159251