Coverart for item
The Resource Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832, Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards, (electronic resource)

Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832, Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards, (electronic resource)

Label
Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832
Title
Physician to the fleet
Title remainder
the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832
Statement of responsibility
Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Trotter, after studying medicine at Edinburgh, began his naval career as a surgeon's mate in 1779 and saw continuous service up to the peace of 1802, rising as a result of great abilities and the right patronage to become Physician to the Channel Fleet, and being present at the great battles of Dogger Bank in 1781 and the Glorious First of June in 1794. As Physician to the Channel Fleet, he was a major player in the conquest of scurvy and the control of typhus and smallpox in the navy. After the peace he settled in Newcastle where he produced pioneering work on alcoholism and neurosis, as a result of which he is regarded as one of the founders of the field of addiction studies. This book provides an intimate account of naval life in the great age of sail from the perspective of a surgeon, describing the impact of Enlightenment ideas and new medical techniques, and showing how improved health was a crucial factor in making possible the British fleet's great victories in this period. BRIAN VALE is a maritime historian, whose books include 'Independence or Death: British sailors and Brazilian Independence' (Tauris 1996), 'A Frigate of King George, Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War' (Tauris 2001) and 'The Audacious Admiral Cochrane' (Conway 2004). GRIFFITH EDWARDS, Emeritus Professor at King's College, London, is one of the country's leading experts on addiction. His publications include 'Alchohol: the Ambiguous Molecule' (Penguin 2000) and 'Matters of Substance' (Penguin 2005)--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vale, Brian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Griffith
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trotter, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ship physicians
  • Physicians
  • Neuroses
  • Alcoholism
Label
Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832, Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159251/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781846159251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846159251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778454544
Label
Physician to the fleet : the life and times of Thomas Trotter, 1760-1832, Brian Vale and Griffith Edwards, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159251/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781846159251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846159251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778454544

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...