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More than 1000 diaries kept by surgeons of Britain's Royal Navy between 1793 and 1800
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have been cataloged by the National Archives, and are now available for public study.
Some images from the collection have been posted to Flickr
: an illustration of yaws
, a device
to stabilize a broken patella, a sketch of a gunboat
from the Waikato Invasion, a long-nosed monkey
Some material is available in PDF, including several journals
from convict ships
headed to New South Wales
, an eyewitness account
of a measles epidemic which killed nearly a third of the population of the Fiji Islands (coinciding with the Fiji Islands becoming part of the Empire), and a journal
that describes a young intersex shipmate.
In an echo of Tuskegee, Guatemala, and other syphilis studies [previously
] journal ADM101/103/2, not available online, describes a female passenger with syphilis and gonorrhea with whom both her "keeper" and a ship's officer had intercourse so that the ship's surgeon could study how venereal disease was spread.