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British naval surgeon's journal describing prisoners from ship of American Captain John Paul Jones

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Title

British naval surgeon's journal describing prisoners from ship of American Captain John Paul Jones

Subject

Cowpox--Inoculation
Fever--Sailors
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792
Medicine, Naval--Eighteenth century

Description

A notebook kept by the unamed surgeon of the British naval vessel “George & Jean”. It is divided into several sections by subject. The first section, written in 1780, describes the surgeon’s ship taking on board ill prisoners from the ship of American Naval Captain John Paul Jones – considered the Father of the United States Navy - while near Texel Island, off the coast of Holland.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

1780

Language

English

Type

Diaries

Identifier

naval_diary

Extent

1 volume

Spatial Coverage

Netherlands
North Sea

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Bonhams Auctions, London

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Unknown, “British naval surgeon's journal describing prisoners from ship of American Captain John Paul Jones,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8131.